While I once made it to the Pi’s Thai restaurant in Sterling Hts., and was not bowled over, I never did make it to the Pi’s Thai in Hazel Park, despite some recollected comments from Sir Boagman and jjspw. Well, the self described master chef behind the HP Pi’s Thai (James) has broken off and started his own place, via a partnership with a past customer (Robert & Natalie). Nice story; that is, unless you happen to be Mr. Pi.
The new place is Thai King, at the southwest corner of 15 Mile and Mound, in Sterling Hts. I dropped by for dinner tonight when I saw some cooking goin’ on, but they said they were just practicing for their opening tomorrow (12/29). James was super nice to me, and surely would have shared some of his practice dishes, but he said the restaurant license doesn’t go into effect until tomorrow. So, he sent me on my way with smiles, a pat on the back, a menu and some coupons (buy 1 dish, get 2nd at 50% off).
The menu is encouraging, though the prices are about $0.75 more than the other area Thai places. I shall report back within a couple days, although others perhaps may beat me to the punch.
Their website supposedly will be www.thaikingfood.com , but I can’t yet get it to work. (while troubleshooting their website, I also found this past comment on Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/user_details?user... )
Hours are 10am-9pm Mon-Sat, and Sun is TBD.
My first taste will be the tom yum soup, and it had BETTER be good!, or I am not going to be kind.