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Mutiny at Pi's Thai in Hazel Park, MI

I have never gotten a chance to go to the festival yet. But I'm sure you are right, the best Thai cook are the mom and pop who may not own any restaurants.
I love La Mai! She has a character and so do her food. So if you know her you will know what I mean. Her salad dishes are to die for.

Dont eat sandwiches at Que Huong, they are bleh. Yeah I agree, Kim Nhung is the biggest grocer in this area for Vietnamese food; they have been around for a long time. Their sandwiches used to rock my socks but now they start to skim, oh well.

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Que Huong Restaurant
30820 John R Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071

Mar 23, 2011
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Mutiny at Pi's Thai in Hazel Park, MI

yes, but kindness dont.

Mar 21, 2011
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Mutiny at Pi's Thai in Hazel Park, MI

Give Que Huong or Thuy Trang a try too. I prefer those 2 for cleanliness, and taste. Que Huong has gotten pricey now, but they are the cleanest of them all. And they are not that far away from Pho Hang. :)

If you ever go to Lansing, please look for La Mai Thai food. The lady who owns the restaurant immigrated from Thailand decades ago, but her food is the most authentic and tasteful things I have ever had. She is a dedicated Buddist, too. If you ever get to have her buffet, you will know why I was so disappointed here in Detroit. Maybe one day I will just travel there just for La Mai's tom kha.

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Pho Hang Restaurant
30921 Dequindre Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071

Thuy Trang Restaurant
30491 John R Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071

Que Huong Restaurant
30820 John R Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071

Mar 21, 2011
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Mutiny at Pi's Thai in Hazel Park, MI

I am not sure about "not stricly correct". But then again, pad thai is a street food, so one version may differ from another, and I wont argue with you about that. But I'm sure pad thai couldn't be loaded with sugar like the one I had.

And guys, I do not want to attack Thai King or James. I paid for my food and I expected good food, which was not what I get, so I think I can leave the review which explain my (bad) experience. I know many of you adore Thai King, and I dont want to alter your mind or anything. I just didnt expect this much attack for one different opinion.

Yes Thailand doesnt really boder Vietnam. But I have seen plenty of Thais and eat enough Thai food to say in confident I have had better.

You can make sure he has whatever you want there, since you explained your friendship. For me, at the moment, I still enjoys what I make at home - with all the ingredients and no one will yell at me when I say the food sucks. Yes, I say my food sucks when it does.

Mar 21, 2011
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Mutiny at Pi's Thai in Hazel Park, MI

Well, Im not a one post wonder. And I do not create a nick name just to bash on a restaurant.
You may think like Im some kind of an opponent trying to put Thai King down (or even think Im Mr. Pi, the poor guy who still does not know how many customers he's losing). But really, if you tasted either mine or my friend's food, you will know how/why we were so disappointed!

I was so happy to know Thai King is open, because to find better than average Thai food around this area is more than a job. I was happy for James, and happy for myself. Cause I love to eat and love to cook, but nothing beat the take out at 5pm when you are super hungry and dont want to wash a bunch of dishes afterwards.

Your comment make me feel like Im such an anti fan, while I am not. So I feel like I need to set the record straight. And Im still standing on my ground about James messing up our order that night. Even for bad thai food, its worse.
My friend even thought James didnt like her (being that we are vietnamese, and asians are funny with each other), so she checked with another Thai person at her work. Fortunately, I and that person convinced her that he was just too busy chatting with old friends/customer, that he forgot about the salt. And believe me, my friend like salty stuff. She would out extra salt or soy sauce on anything. When I pass something up for being salty, she would happily consume it.
I was the one who said come back in a little while and give them another chance, because I really like Thai Food, and I hope James is up to what you guys were raving about. I do. So please dont think of me as some evil person who dont know what Im talking about - because I do.
And, if you have had Thai food in D.C. or Calif. then you will know what im talking about

Jan 08, 2011
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Mutiny at Pi's Thai in Hazel Park, MI

Hey guys,

Have any of you really eaten there yet? I tried yesterday and it was a major let down. Seriously!
me and my friend were so excited about Thai King's opening after several months of waiting and reading fabulous review on yelp, here, and urbanspoon. So I had the housemate order take out (she left work at 6 as oppose to me leaving school at 10).
She ordered basil fried rice, pad thai (for me), and tom-yom soup. All of these dishes were major let down.
Her fried rice was so salty, and this is a person who would put extra soy sauce on everything. The rice is under cooked so it become so hard after fried. She said James maybe too pre-occupied with talking to his previous customers from Pi's, he must have triple the salt. She didnt even eat more than a quarter of her portion.
My padthai was a joke. They said they were out of bean sprout and would give me more noodle. Well, there were a lot of noodle. But, it was so gross i would rather I didnt have that much. Let me tell you, I have had my share of bad Pad thai, and I know good padthai. I can cook padthai better than some of the restaurant around this area, but still love to try them. Anyways, the soul of pad thai is the sauce, with consists of tamarin paste, fish sauce and (palm) sugar. Thai King's padthai lacks tamarin and fishsauce, or even salt. All I can tatse is sugar. I had to put a whole lime in my dish to balance out the sugary tatse. The noodle was like rubber-band because there was not enough water to soften them, or maybe they werent soaked well enough.
The soup is better than the other dishes, but lacks the major ingredients which are lemongrass and lime leaves. I can make soup better than that any day.
My friend was completely disappointed, but I say give them another chance, because they may be a bit shaky at the first few weeks.
Mind you, I comes from a country that borders Thailand, so I know how southeast asian food tastes like, and can cook pretty well (have made larb, tom-yom, pad thai, basil fried rice with great success). So I know Im not talking nonsense.
But really, if any of you have eaten there, please tell me what the heck is wrong with James!

Jan 06, 2011
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