— Josh Page (@ILikeFoodJP) December 18, 2012
I recently heard that King and I Thai is closing after three-plus decades of serving large portions of delicious, soulful cuisine. No more green curry with walleye, cream cheese rolls, or Holy Basil Sauce. So sad. Without our go-to Thai joint, Letta and I have begun the search for a new regular spot.
So, it was with great anticipation that I recently tried True Thai in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis. I was immediately struck by how much the décor reminded me of Lotus of Siam, a brilliant Las Vegas staple that routinely tops lists of the country’s top Thai restaurants. Things were looking good.
But then the food arrived, and it was clear that True Thai is no King and I—and it’s definitely no Lotus of Siam. The dishes looked unappetizing and didn’t taste much better. The green curry with roast duck was a case in point. A weird shade of white, the sauce was gloppy and way too sweet. Because it wasn’t properly trimmed, the duck was fatty and chewy. And the bamboo shoots tasted like the inside of an aluminum can. The other dishes I tried did little to change my first impression: True Thai was truly disappointing.
The search continues, and I’d greatly appreciate your suggestions. What are your favorite Thai restaurants in and around the Twin Cities?