A Thai restaurant without green or red curry is like pizza without cheese. That’s what we encountered at King Bazil, on the 6th floor of Intime. It’s a little tricky to find. The easiest way is to get there is via the northeast corner elevator across from KFC. The restaurant itself is beautiful and high-end. It was busy with the Chinese crowd who appreciated the large selection of Thai-style grilled meats and seafood. After dropping our expectations of curry, we found a few real gems on the menu.
Their appetizers were pretty spot on. The Tom Yum Soup 58RMB was excellent, as were the Thai Style Deep Fried Prawn Cakes 49RMB. But our favorite starter was the Mango and Sole Spring Rolls 28RMB, a great value and an all-around crowd pleaser.
For mains, we enjoyed the Deep Fried Prawns with Curry 68RMB, but we would have liked some vegetables with the curry sauce. However, the Thai Style Mixed Vegetables in Samba Sauce 32RMB filled that need. The Deep Fried Fish with Sweet and Sour Sauce 108RMB was delicious, topped with a pineapple and yellow-pepper chutney. Another solid choice was the Thai Style Satay Platter 59RMB, which came with six skewers of chicken, lamb, and shrimp. They have a good selection of noodles and rice as well.
To wash it all down, the fresh-squeezed orange juice 18RMB was exceptional, but we highly recommend the mango juice, 89RMB for a very big pitcher. It was perfect, freshly made with no sugar added. They do not have Thai Coffee or Thai Tea, but they do have a good beer and wine selection.