ABOUT OUR RESTAURANT Opening Act The King and I Thai Restaurant was founded by Bob and his wife, Marie Phoungphol. After immigrating from Thailand in the early seventies to both earn their Master Degrees, the Phoungphols worked in a number of restaurants to learn the skills they would need to operate a successful establishment of their own. In the late 1980s, Bob and Marie decided they it was time to open the doors of their family's restaurant. To create their vision, Bob and Marie turned to traditional Thai cooking they had learned from their mothers. Bob often recalled:
"I would help Khun Maa [Mom] select produce from the markets, prep the items and watch as my mother created the food I loved. My mother is truly an inspiration Original location on north 2nd street In the summer of 1988 Bob and Marie established downtown Milwaukee's only Thai restaurant knowing that authentic ethnic restaurants were a rarity. Bob and Marie also knew it was a big gamble. "No one really knew about Thai food at the time, it was a new frontier, especially here in the Midwest," Marie confesses. The King and I opened to rave reviews, and was awarded 3 and 1/2 stars (out of 4) by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. To this day, The King and I has consistently dominated local media awards in categories such as Best Thai, Best Lunch Buffet, and Reader's Choice, (undoubtedly thanks to loyal customers!). 'Best of'' awards granted by the Journal-Sentinel, Milwaukee Magazine, Shepherd Express, Citysearch, AOL Cityguide, and Onmilwaukee.com are proudly displayed in the award room. musical The Movie Musical Mongkut The Real, Great King Mongkut (Rama IV) About Our Name The King and I was named after the famous musical by genre giants Rodgers and Hammerstein about the court of the great Thai King Mongkut (Rama IV of the Chakri Dynasty) and a school teacher, Anna Leonowens. Although the musical is somewhat of a sore subject for most Thais (due to its irreverent portrayal of the King, who in Thai culture is viewed with deity-like regard), the Phoungphols chose 'The King and I' because they believed those Milwaukeeans unfamiliar with Thai culture would certainly identify with the popular musical. History would prove this a wise decision. About the Kingdom of Thailand Thailand is a small Constitutional monarchy spanning 513k square miles, and consisting of 66 million primarily Buddhist people. It is located in the center of the Indochina peninsula of southeast Asia. Thailand (by many various names) has existed since 1238 A.D. Although at the time of this writing, the government is currently in a reorganizing transition, the Thai people, regardless of ethnicity and religion, highly revere their King, Bhumibhol Adulyadej (Rama IX of Chakri). The King's role as 'father' of the people has fostered Thailand's ideals of democracy, egalitarianism, and technological advance which has contributed greatly to Thailand's economic prosperity and relatively peaceful existence. king His Royal Highness, The Most Revered
King Bhumibol Adulyadej grand palace The Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand Thailand is not only known throughout the world as a source of great craft such as elegantly carved wood and spun silk, but also of exotic fruits and of course, spicy food. The Thai people are known for their pleasant demeanor and sense of humor, as well as humility and politeness. Thailand has been a staunch ally of the United States since liberated from Japanese occupation during World War II. The alliance certainly paid dividends during the Vietnam war, where Thailand hosted American forces, and introducing many GIs to Thai culture and food. Favorite tourist destinations include Bangkok (Grun Thiep), Pattaya, Chiang Mai, and the tropical paradise of Phuket (poo-KET)
For over twenty-six years, The King and I has been hailed as one of the most popular and authentic Thai restaurants in the Midwest for both classical and innovative Thai cuisine. With the freshest high quality meats, seafood and vegetables, The King and I consistently raises the bar for Asian dining. The King and I is home to the original "Volcano Chicken" and with a 65+ item menu, there's something for everyone! Time and again, the King and I is Milwaukee's choice in major publications and has earned numerous other prestigious awards. Come see what everyone is talking about! Make your reservation today!
TEL: (414) 276-4181 (414) 828-8732 Milwaukee, Wisconsin
OUR MENU Appetizers 1. Pah Peu Tod (Thai Spring Rolls) Beef or Vegetable(2) $3.25
Vegetable or ground beef bean sprouts and rice vermicelli noodles in a crispy rice paper wrapper fried to a golden brown and served with homemade plum sauce. 2. Beef or Chicken Satay chicken $7.95 or beef $8.95
Tender beef or chicken marinated in coconut milk, curry, and other spices served with both Thai peanut sauce and cucumber sauce 3. Blah Mhuk Tod (Crispy Squid) $7.95
Battered deep fried squid served with homemade plum sauce. 4. Yum Nua (Spicy beef Salad) $7.95
Slices of beef tenderloin, cucumber, lettuce, and onions mixed with lime juice and Thai herbs. 5. The King & I Chicken Wings $6.95
Marinated chicken wings with a special blend of Thai seasonings, topped with our Lava sauce. 6. Jumping Shrimp or Squid $8.95
Fresh shrimp or squid tossed with onions, lime juice, and chili pepper. 7. Goong Yang (Grilled Shrimp) (4) $6.95
Savory shrimp marinated in a authentic Thai marinade, skewered, and grilled. 8. Coconut Shrimp $8.95
Shrimp dipped in a batter of shredded coconut, then fried crispy and served with homemade plum sauce. 9. Nua Khem (Thai Beef Jerky) $8.95
Beef strips marinated in Thai spices and herbs, lightly fried and dried, served with hot chili sauce. A classic! 10. Vegetable Tempura $7.95
Fresh vegetables dipped in a Thai herb beer-batter, deep fried and served with ginger sauce. 11. Fresh Vegetable Spring Rolls (2) $6.95
Fresh rice noodle lettuce, shredded carrot and cilantro wrapped in steamed rice paper. Chili vinaigrette, and peanut sauce. (not fried) 12. Tofu Triangle $6.95
Fresh pearl tofu, sliced into bite size triangles, deep fried to golden brown, served with sweet chili sauce, and ground peanuts. 13. Crab Rangoon, Thai Style (5) $6.95
Wonton skin filled with crab meat cream cheese blended with Thai seasonings. Deep fried to a golden brown served with homemade plum sauce. 14. Larb $8.95
Your choice of ground beef or chicken with lemon juice, chili, green onions, and crushed toasted rice, served with cucumber and fresh lettuce. Soups 15. Tohm Yum Goong [cup $4.25 bowl $9.95 Hot Pot $17.95]
Thailand's famous shrimp soup with straw mushrooms, seasoned with lemon grass, lime juice, and hot pepper. 16. Chicken or Vegetable Tohm Yum [cup $3.95 bowl $8.95 Hot Pot $14.95]
Chicken or vegetable soup with straw mushrooms, seasoned with lemon grass, lime juice, and hot pepper. 17. Chicken or Vegetable Tohm Kha [cup $4.25 bowl $9.95 Hot Pot $16.95]
Chicken or vegetable cream soup , flavored with coconut milk galangal, lime juice, and straw mushrooms. 18. Wonton Soup [cup $3.95 bowl $8.95 Hot Pot $15.95]
Clear broth, egg noodle soup, topped with slices of roast pork, and vegetables. 19. Beef Noodle Soup [cup $4.25 bowl $8.95 Hot Pot $15.95]
Traditional beef rice noodle soup with bean sprouts and spices. Gleuy Thiew (Noodles) 20. Pud Thai $15.95 squid or shrimp $13.95 chicken, pork, or beef
Rice noodles sautéed with shrimp, pork, or chicken, egg, scallions, bean sprouts, and ground penuts. 21. Siamese Jade $14.95
Green noodles topped with pork, beef, or chicken in green curry paste. 22. Pud lad Nah $15.95 squid or shrimp $13.95 chicken, pork, or beef/em>
Rice noodles topped with pork, beef, or chicken broccoli in our Thai gravy sauce. star23. Drunk Man Noodles (Pud Kee Mao) $15.95 squid or shrimp $13.95 chicken, pork, or beef
Stir fried rice noodles with our homemade hot chili paste and sweet basil. 24. Pud See Euw $15.95 squid or shrimp $13.95 chicken, pork, or beef
Rice noodles stir-fried with egg, broccoli, and soy sauce. Entrees 25. Chicken, Pork, or Beef Garlic (Pud Gra Thiem) $14.95
Marinated slices of chicken, pork, or beef with garlic and ground black pepper, served on a bed of cabbage and carrot. 26. Pud Prig Khing $14.95
Stir fried chicken, pork, or beef with chili paste ginger and green beans. 27. Pud Cashew Nuts $15.95
Sliced chicken, pork, or beef sautéed with cashew nuts, green pepper, scallions, onions, and straw mushrooms. 28. Pud Prew Warn $13.95
Sautéed chicken, pork, or beef with tomatoes, onions, cucumber, and pineapple in our sweet and sour sauce. 29. Pud Num Mun Hoy (Oyster Sauce) $13.95
Sautéed chicken, pork, or beef with broccoli, mushrooms, onions, scallions, and flavored with oyster sauce. 30. Pud prig Sod (Hot Chili Pepper) $13.95
Sautéed chicken, pork, or beef with basil leaves, onions, and bell peppers, blended in chili pepper sauce. 31. Kang (Red or Green Curry) $16.95
Chicken, pork, or beef in red or green curry paste, bamboo shoots, bell pepper, and coconut milk. 32. Panang Curry $16.95
Chicken, pork, or beef cooked in coconut milk, ground peanuts, and sweet curry paste. 33. Massaman Curry $16.95
Sliced chicken, pork, or beef simmered in a tasty curry paste with potatoes, carrots, onions peanuts, and coconut milk. 34. Pud Pug Rum Mit $13.95
Chicken, pork, or beef stir fried with mix vegetables soy sauce, and Thai herbs. 35. Pud prig Pow $14.95
Chicken, pork, or beef sautéed with garlic, chili paste, basil leaves, baby corn, bell peppers, and a touch of coconut milk. 36. Mango Curry (Kang Mhamuang) $17.95
Fresh mango simmered with sliced tender chicken in yellow curry, enhanced with bell peppers, onions, summer squash, and cherry tomatoes. 37. Bangkok Connections $19.95
A combination of fresh shrimp, squid, chicken, pork, and beef sautéed with fresh vegetables and a touch of pepper sauce. 38. Bangkok Steak $27.95
Prime New York Strip broiled to perfection, served on stir fried baby corn, broccoli, straw mushrooms, and topped with a touch of lava sauce. 39. Volcano Chicken 16.95
Our famous seasoned &lightly battered chicken breast served on a bed of sautéed vegetables, topped with our famous volcano sauce. Ahan Talay (From The Sea) 40. Pla Lahd Prig [Market]
Deep fried fresh whole red snapper, topped with vegetables, and volcano sauce. 41. Butter Garlic Red Snapper [Market]
Deep fried fresh whole red snapper, topped with butter garlic sauce. 42. Tamarind Mango Shrimp $20.95 Stir fried jumbo shrimp with mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, scallions, and sweet mango in tamarind sauce. 43. Shrimp Garlic (Goong Pud Gra Thiem) $18.95
Sautéed shrimp with ground garlic and black pepper, served in a bed of vegetables. 44. Shrimp or Squid Pud Prig Sohd $18.95
Sautéed shrimp or squid with basil leaves, onions, and bell peppers, blended in chili pepper sauce. 45. Volcano Shrimp $23.95
Seasoned lightly battered jumbo shrimp served on a bed of sautéed vegetables, topped with special volcano sauce. 46. Shrimp or Squid Pud Prig Pow $19.95
Fresh shrimp or squid sautéed with garlic, chili paste, basil leaves, baby corn, bell peppers, and a touch of coconut milk. 47. Stir Fried Scallops $23.95
Jumbo bay scallops stir fried with now pea pods, black mushrooms, bell peppers, and onions in black bean sauce. 48. Shrimp Cashew Nuts $19.95
Fresh shrimp sautéed with cashew nuts, green pepper, scallions, onions, and straw mushrooms. 49. Seafood with Green Curry $20.95
Fresh shrimp, scallops, cod, mussel, squid cooked in our homemade curry paste, and coconut milk. 50. Grilled Salmon with Holy basil and Garlic sauce $20.95
Grilled 8 ounce Atlantic salmon filet topped with a special blend of holy basil, garlic, pepper and Thai herbs. Served on a bed of vegetables. 51. Royal Grand Palace Spicy Seafood Combination $27.95
A tasty combination of young rock lobster, cod, squid, scallops, mussels, crab claw sauteed with nine different spices and herbs. Phed (Duck) 52. Crispy Duck $22.95
Crispy braised boneless half duck with stir-fried vegetables and a side of special Thai gravy sauce. 53. Volcano Duck $22.95
Our famous crispy braised duck on a bed of sauteed vegetables topped with our signature Volcano sauce. 54. Duck with Pineapple Curry $23.95
Boneless duck cooked with coconut milk, red curry paste, bamboo shoots, tomatoes and pineapple. Kow Phad (Fried Rice) 55. Chicken, Pork, beef, or Vegetable Fried Rice $11.95 56. Shrimp Fried Rice $14.95 57. King I Fried Rice $14.95
Delightful fried rice with shrimp, chicken, cashew nuts, pineapple, onions, and tomatoes. Special Dishes for Vegetarians 58. Sautéed Mixed Vegetable $12.95
with Thai Sesame sauce 59. Volcano Tofu $13.95
Deep fried tofu served on a bed of sautéed vegetables, topped with our special volcano sauce. 60. Tofu Cashew Nuts $14.95
Deep fried tofu sautéed with cashew nuts, green pepper, scallions, onions, and straw mushrooms. 61. Vegetable Curry $16.95
Mixed vegetables cooked in our homemade curry paste and coconut milk. 62. Vegetable Pud Thai $13.95
Rice noodles sautéed with vegetables, egg, scallions, bean sprouts, and ground peanuts. 62. Vegetarian Siamese Jade $14.95
Green noodles topped with selected vegetables in green curry paste. 63. Basil Eggplant $13.95
Oriental eggplant, tofu, mushrooms, scallions sautéed with basil chili puree. Khong Waan(Dessert) Pumpkin Custard (Thai Style)
$3.75 King & I Banana Crunchy banana coins on top of coconut ice cream $4.25 Sticky Rice Pudding
$4.25 Ice Cream Vanilla, Coconut, and Chocolate
$3.25
Directions: From North of Milwaukee: Take I-43 SB to exit 72E W MCKINLEY AVE, turn left onto W McKinley Ave
Take a right on N. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DRIVE (second stop light on McKinley)
Drive 4 1/2 blocks on N. Dr. MLK Jr. Drive/N. Old World Third St.
We are on the left. From West of Milwaukee: Take I-94 EB then take exit 310B toward Green Bay
Take exit 72C (AKA Kilbourn tunnel)
Continue on W. KILBOURN AVE to N. OLD WORLD THIRD ST.
Turn right on N. Old World Third St.
We are on the left. From South of Milwaukee: Take I-94 NB, exit 310C Plankinton Ave.
Continue on Plankinton Ave, turn left on W. Kilbourn ave. Make an immediate second left on N. Old World Third St. We are on the left.
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