Malee's on Main
7131 E. Main Street, Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Malee's on Main Scottsdale Reviews
Malee's on Main Apr 29, 2008
This is hands down my favorite Thai restaurant in the metro Phoenix area, a spot that I will happily take new friends and family to.
What Malee's lacks in ambiance due the crowded dining room it makes up for by providing amazing wait staff, incredible food, and delicious drinks.
I prefer sitting at the bar, sipping on the Thai Iced Tea and talking with the bartenders. The service is extremely prompt and the atmosphere is relaxing.
It doesn't matter is you are spending the afternoon with friends sipping drinks and munching on appetizers or if you just want to kick back by yourself for dinner. The choose of appetizers will please even the pickiest of eaters; Tom Ka Gai soup is their interpretation of the hot and sour soup with coconut milk, mushrooms, cilantro, lemongrass, galangal root and kaffir lime.
Well, I am just going to paste the menu here because describing this is making me hungry. In short, I love this place and would highly recommend it to one and all.
Appetizers The Combination
Spring Rolls, Satay, Thai Toast, Rangoon, Kisses and Pot Stickers served with Thai sauces.
6 shrimp pressed in coconut, flash-fried & served with a spicy mango pineapple and Thai sweet garlic dipping sauces.
Rice paper roll fried and stuffed with pork with a sweet garlic sauce.
Skewered shrimp and chicken rolled in fried egg noodles with a spicy cucumber sauce.
Flash-fried toast points filled with garlic and chicken with a spicy cucumber sauce.
Ground chicken and shrimp in steamed shumai wraps topped with scallions and crispy garlic. Accompanied by triple sauces.Soft Shell Crab
Tempura battered and served with a spicy cucumber sauce.
Flash-fried puffs filled with crab and cream cheese with Thai sauces.
With peanut sauce and sweet miso.
Fried and stuffed with egg, carrot and bean vermicelli. Served with sweet and sour sauce.
Marinated chicken tenders served with cucumber and peanut sauces.
One dozen of our version of hot wings smothered in a sweet spicy wing sauce.
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Jun 26, 2006
This is my favorite restaurant in the metro Phoenix area, a spot that has been operating for nearly two decades, and a friendly neighborhood bar where I love to take new faces.
I rarely sit in the dining area of the restaurant. The tables that crowd the tiny space make the environment seem too cramped, and an intimate night out might be shared with the couple at the table next to you.
Sit at the bar, where you are always waited on promptly, the bar tenders are quite knowledgeable, have time to discuss the art of being alive, and can whip up some delectable treats before you receive your fare. My personal favorite beverage is the Thai Iced Tea. Though non-alcohlic, it is delicious and complements any of the foods well. Ask the bartenders or servers about the wine list, often they carry imported beer from Italy as well.
I will start by saying I have not tasted everything on the menu, but i do know what i will order again and again.
If you are new to Thai food, an absolute must is the "Tom Ka Gai" soup. A serving ideal for a party of three, it is a divine hot and sour interpretation with coconut milk, mushrooms, cilantro, lemongrass, galangal root, and kaffir lime. It can be ordered with any meats, tofu, or just plain. I recommend it with all white chicken, and at a number 2. If you are unsure about how spicy you want your Thai food, remember that 1 is not spicy, and 5 (the highest) will probably burn offyour taste buds. Perhaps you like spicy, but also note that too much spice will overpower the complexity of your foods.
If you want an assortment of various appetizers, try the Combination plate which includes Spring rolls, Satay, (marinated chicken tenders with cucumber and peanut sauces, and my favorite!) Thai Toast, (flash fried toast points filled with garlic and chicken, not my favorite) Crab Rangoon, (delicious flash-fried puffs of crab and cream cheese served with thai sauces) Siamese Kisses, (chicken and shrimp in steamed shumai wraps topped with scallions and crispy garlic) and Potstickers. All come with an assortment of sauces, and if your eyes are larger than your belly, then you will likely have no room left for the divine main courses.
Quite frankly, I have never tried any of the house favorites, except the Pad Thai. And if Pad Thai is all you know, I recommend you venture out this time and wrap your lips around some of the sweetest, most delicious curries this side of the West
I am not a fan of vegetables, which is something one finds an overabundance of in Thai dishes...but not if you order the "Burma Gai." Flat noodles and chicken in a yellow curry with coconut milk with titillate and tantalize. You can substitute, add, or remove anything in any one of the entrees, so you can basically customize your entrees.
If you like something with a little more pizazz, do the "Drunken Dragon Noodles" or "The Evil Jungle Princess." Another curry dish, the Dragon, has rice noodles smothered with a wild green curry sauce, topped with chicken, basil, and onion. Again, if you are not a fan of the spicy, go very easy on this one. Better yet is the Princess, which has a lovely coconut sauce with hints of mint, and two simple additions of chicken and straw mushrooms. Though I prefer chicken or nothing at all, the Green Basil Curry with Pork is another incredible curry with coconut and various veggies.
You will also have a selection of seafood dishes, as well as specialty sushi rolls and vegetarian preparations. Remember that the sauces here are the key, all dishes are served with rice, all ingredients can be removed or substituted, and if you really want to taste the diverse flavors, don't make your dish too spicy.
Don't be shy to ask, as all the waitstaff here is very knowledgable, and even if you are new to Thai, or a veteran, they can assist you in making the perfect choice.
Should you have room for dessert at the end of your robust meal, a must is the traditional Thai favorite, Sticky Coconut Rice with fresh mangos. Not heavy enough to warrant a wheelbarrow for the ride home, but sticky and sweet enough to make you feel like a kid again.
In short, I love this place! And I have to come here at least once a month just for the soup and the great conversation with the bartenders.