Temperature-hot and spicy-hot bowls perfect for a frigid winter night
Once upon a not-very-long-time ago, a restaurant called Chy Thai occupied the storefront at 2720 Canyon Boulevard in Boulder. At some point this year, the restaurant became Aloy Thai Cuisine. Not only the address but the phone number is unchanged and the menu is identical or very similar, so I have no idea whether it remained under the same ownership. We never got there under the previous name, but my husband and I were in the mood for Thai food last night. It was cold, and we’ve discovered, as have so many others, that spicy cuisines that cool people off in the tropics warm them up in wintry climes.
The restaurant is simply decorated — walls of different colors with a collection of baskets on one, a piece of palm frond art on another. Few of the tables were occupied, but delivery orders kept moving out the door. The kitchen has to accommodate eat-in and take-out, so food might take longer to be served than the low occupancy would suggest, but when it came out, it was hot. The menu features the standard Thai repertoire, as served in America, and both dishes we ordered filled our tummies, warmed our bones and didn’t do much damage to the wallet.
Price check: In the evening, appetizers, $2-$7; soups, $8-$13; salad, $8 and $9; stir, fires, curries, noodle dishes and rich-based entrées, $11-$25 (all come in three prices, depending on whether they are ordered with meat/chicken/tofu, shrimp/mixed seafood or fish; desserts, $5.