Restaurant Peek: Thailicious
By Peter Bui | Asian Avenue magazine
2045 Sheridan Blvd., Suite E | Edgewater, CO 80214
Free Delivery – 3 mile radius
Thailicious Hours: Mon – Thu: 11am – 9pm | Fri – Sun: 10am – 9pm
Lunch Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-2pm | Sat-Sun 10am-2pm
Most people familiar with Asian cuisine usually have some experience with Thai dishes such as pad thai, drunken noodles and maybe some Thai curries. Even popular chain restaurants carry the most well-known dish, pad thai, on their menus. But that is just the shallow end of Thai cuisine which is full of unique flavor profiles built using fresh ingredients and flagrant spices. And if this sounds tempting to you, then Thailicious is where you want to go.
Bee Anantatho and her husband Chai Surabotsopon have only been two years removed from their home city of Bangkok where they were classically trained in traditional Bangkok-style cuisine. It only took one visit to Denver to pinpoint the city as the place to open their first restaurant. After two years of hard work, trips back to Bangkok and restaurant management classes, the couple opened Thailicious in December of last year.
Like any good restaurant the focus is on the food. While Thailicious offers many dishes, none stand out quite as much as the Kow Mok Gai. This amazing dish is made with grilled chicken breast marinated with a special family herbal recipe that sits on top of a mound of turmeric fried rice and served with a tangy chili garlic sauce.
Thai dishes are usually as colorful as they are tasty, especially the curries. Thailicious’ Traffic Light Curries is a prime example of the unique fusion of flavors. This curry dish offers red curry, yellow curry and green curry just as the name suggests with each one offering different levels of spice and savory flavors and cooked with your preference of meat. This order is great way to sample multiple curries.
Noodle lovers must try the Thai Volcano. This Thai style sukiyaki is stir fried with a spicy sesame sauce, and is made with glass noodles, fresh vegetables, and your choice of meat.
The great food is only accentuated by the décor which Bee and Chai personally shopped for in Bangkok. Everything from the water cups to wall decorations, to the woven baskets covering the lights is unique.
Another perk is that Thailicious showcases a serene view of Sloan’s Lake with an amazing backdrop of our great city’s skyline. Add to that their delicious food and relaxing ambiance, and you have a picture-perfect dining experience.