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822 11th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Thai cuisine is one of my very favourite types of food, and an excellent restaurant to sample some delicacies is The King & I Thai Cuisine in Calgary, Alberta
  • The décor of the restaurant is almost as interesting and unique as the food, but then again, I am a real interior design fan
  • The best thing to do, I have found, in restaurants that you do not know the type of food well, is to just jump in and order something that sounds good
  • Everything was spicy and delicious, but was not so hot that you couldn't taste the other ingredients
  • In fact, my seafood, rather than being lost in the curry flavour, was enhanced by it, which has not generally been my experience with curried seafood dishes

    • by Jessie Bahrey
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      Thai cuisine is one of my very favourite types of food, and an excellent restaurant to sample some delicacies is The King & I Thai Cuisine in Calgary, Alberta. It is a bit pricy relative to the usual price of dining out in Calgary, but if you are a fan of Thai food, and particularly of exotic curry dishes, than The King & I is the perfect restaurant. And if you actually cook Thai food, like my husband, you will get an entire education on curries from dining here.

      The décor of the restaurant is almost as interesting and unique as the food, but then again, I am a real interior design fan. The colours of the walls are rich, warm, oranges, mauves and purples. The tile floor is stone, the booths, tables and chairs are


      tan leather and wood, and there are bamboo skylights. There are Buddhas and other Thai statues around, but not too many to distract from the elegant clean lines. The atmosphere created by these features is warm, clean and comfortable, but also high-end luxury. And then, we got to look at the menu.

      This evening, there were many others like us trying to get a table without a reservation. I have a feeling that on weekend nights, this would have been impossible, but we were seated within minutes. After taking in the interior, we looked at the impressive and extensive menu. For a person who cooks and knows a lot about Thai cuisine and curries in general, my husband was overwhelmed with the selection of food, and to be honest, many of the entrées were completely new ...


      • to me. Obviously, most varieties of curry dishes also contain coconut milk, but at The King & I, there are green, yellow, orange, red curries, ranging from mild to spicy, and tamarind, chili, oyster, sesame and black pepper sauces that accompany a variety of dishes. There are lamb, beef, chicken, pork and seafood dishes, and if you are unfamiliar with Thai curries and sauces, it can all be a bit confusing. The best thing to do, I have found, in restaurants that you do not know the type of food well, is to just jump in and order something that sounds good. I did just that; I ordered seafood curry, which was prawns, crab, squid and fish in an orange curry sauce, and my husband had a tiger prawn curry in a spicy green curry
        (he is a bit braver than I am). Both our dishes were $25, and we also shared an appetizer of Thai salad rolls for $10.

        Our food was served promptly and it was, I must say, a culinary delight. Everything was spicy and delicious, but was not so hot that you couldn’t taste the other ingredients. In fact, my seafood, rather than being lost in the curry flavour, was enhanced by it, which has not generally been my experience with curried seafood dishes. The tiger prawns in the spicy green curry sauce were wonderful and flavourful. The King & I is an excellent Thai restaurant, and even if you are not a huge fan of curries, there are many other choices that sound equally good, and I plan to try a few of them in the future.




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