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Mali Thai Cuisine

Map & Directions 4955 S. Ulster St.
Denver, CO 80237
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303-773-6254

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Some may like it hot, but that’s not what the people behind Mali Thai Cuisine, which opened in late 2012 in south Denver, believe. “American people, some never eat Thai food,” says general manager Alex Tongbua, a native of Thailand. “We tend to give things mild.” And that’s a shame, especially if you’re trying to beat the heat. Think of the world’s spiciest foods -- harissa, Jamaican jerk, chile-laden salsas -- and you’ll be thinking of hot climates where foods make people sweat, producing a naturally cooling evaporative effect. In this country, however, the practice isn’t as instinctual as it is elsewhere -- certainly nowhere near as instinctual as ordering a cold Chang beer. But even if Mali’s dishes aren’t as hot as you might desire, they’re quite tasty, and the green curry, tom kha and pad eggplant all sport a proper spice level. All in all, the colorful, comfortable Mali Thai Cuisine is a very welcome addition to a part of town that could use a walk on the wild side.

 
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  • Denver Westword on 07/18/13

    In traditional Thai cooking, green curry is the hottest of the bunch, inducing a more intense burn than the red, yellow, panang and massaman varieties because of the fresh green chiles...

  • Jaimie C. on 10/18/12

    I am a serious thai food fanatic & this place rocks! Ordered crab cheese wontons, chicken pad thai, duck curry & custard for dessert; everything was authentic & delicious.

  • Daniel F. on 03/21/13

    Really liked the Pad Kee Mao...nice and spicy

  • Tiffany N. on 10/03/13

    Best pad thai I've had in Denver! When they say spicy, they mean spicy!

  • Kielward O. on 07/24/13

    The duck curry had bones in it. Made for a really unattractive eating experience. I'll still go back, but won't be getting the duck curry.

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