We had dinner at “The King and I” at Restaurant Row in San Marcos last week. Not bad for a quick fix of Thai food before or after a movie. We started with a chicken Satay appetizer. Well done. The peanut and cucumber sauces complemented the chicken well. Our main courses were Panang and Red Curry, both prepared with chicken. The Panang was sweet and a little spicy. Good balance between curry flavor and heat. The red curry packed a little more heat and a little more complexity. The average entree price was $9-$12. We had no dessert, but I’m sure they would have been very good. This restaurant is part of “Restaurant Row” in San Marcos. Menus and reviews for “The King and I” and others can be found at http://www.oldcalrestaurantrow.com/kingandi.htm.
This is a great way to burn some time before or after a movie. We saw “The Wrestler” and I actually thought it was the best movie I’ve seen in a long time.