Aloy Modern Thai, a younger sibling to Boulder's more traditional Aloy Thai, opened its doors at 2135 Larimer Street. The casual eatery set in the former Trillium space is owned by sisters Bo Bean and Arisa Chanchokpong. The duo, who grew up in Bangkok’s Chinatown neighborhood and immigrated to Colorado 10 years ago, have branched out to Denver after helping their mother with the launch of Aloy Thai in Boulder. That original Aloy is now nearly a decade old and focuses mostly on old family recipes.
For their new and independent Denver venture, Bo and Arisa recruited executive chef Ray Srisamer who brings 25 years of experience in the culinary world to the restaurant, with serious stints in multiples parts of Asia. In Colorado, his experience includes Sushi Tora in Boulder, Hana Japanese Bistro and Thai Monkey Club in Louisville.
Srisamer, along with the two sisters, has curated a menu that ranges from traditional favorites like the Tom Kha soup from the original Aloy Thai to more forward-thinking creations like the belly blaster (pork belly, kale, house made chili soy), the smoked verlasso salmon (Asian pear, yucca chips, orange aioli), and the mighty mussels (in lemongrass miso sauce).
The restaurant prides itself in source and calls itself a farm to table modern Thai spot. There are salads and noodles and rice dishes and more served for lunch and dinner alongside a strong list of whiskeys, Thai beers, and cocktails created by bar manager Jordan Clark. On Mondays, a weekly community dinner will become a tradition and brunch could be added to the offerings later this year.