Monday, August 1, 2011

Malai Thai Vietnamese Kitchen

Where to Find It: 3699 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX 75204
Food Group: Thai/Vietnamese
How Much to Fork Over: $$$
The Grade: B
Faves: Malai Spring Rolls, Drunken Noodle, Outdoor Seating, Service
Peeves: Prawns weren’t very fresh

The Jibba Jab:
Uptown’s Hot Spot.  The pun is intended, specifically for Malai Kitchen’s ability to put up a good amount of spiciness for my Fire Mouth. First, I was impressed with their service before I even stepped foot in the door because of my incessant calling to either change the amount of people in our party or the time of our reservation.  They were very accommodating and polite from beginning to end.  The outdoor area is wonderful for large parties, such as ours, with the capability to flag down your patrons while they are walking up to the entrance and it also gives you plenty of room to move about while sharing plates.

As for the food, we started our table off with Chicken and Beef Satay, of course, and the Malai Spring Rolls, which were so incredibly fresh, crisp and delicious.  The flavors melded impeccably.  Next, we all tried a bit of everyone’s entrees, which consisted of the Drunken Noodle, Iron Pot Chicken Curry, Pad Thai, Grilled Tiger Prawns and the Panang Curry Duck.  Out of all of them, the Drunken Noodle and the Green Papaya Salad were by far the best and I think everyone else had the same consensus and they were both definitely the spiciest dishes of the bunch as well, which will, as usual, get the one up on my list.  Malai Kitchen is an obvious repeater, but I wouldn’t call it the greatest Thai in Dallas.
Drunken Noodle

Grilled Tiger Prawns

Green Papaya Salad

Iron Pot Chicken Curry

Panang Curry Duck

Malai Thai Vietnamese Kitchen on Urbanspoon

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