203b 4 St NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 3S1
This Thai and Peking restaurant has become an institution in the Bridgeland district, collecting a large and loyal following.
|Cuisine Type |||Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Seafood|
|Ambiance |||Casual, Family Style|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Full Bar, Party Space, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa, Cash|
|Lunch: Mon-Fri: 11AM–2PM Supper: Mon-Thurs: 4:30PM–10:30PM Fri-Sat: 4:30PM–12 Midnight Sun: 4:30PM–10:30PM|
Profile Last Updated: January 18, 2008
Entering the Spicy Hut will put you in mind of a 1970s style corner restaurant selling Chinese food, with no frills, no decoration and no particular ambience. However, the aromas are intoxicating and you immediately feel like you have to have some of what they’re cooking. For over a decade this small, non-descript place has been attracting a following by virtue of its quality and quantity of fare. You can eat it in, take it out or have it delivered. Either way, you will not be unhappy you stumbled in here. Spicy Hut is open for lunch every weekday, and serves dinner every day of the week.
With Overwhelming Choices
The variety of dishes offered here is completely out of proportion to the size of the place. There are over a hundred delights on the menu, including appetizers, soups and salads, together with dishes made with seafood, beef, pork, vegetables, chicken, duck or noodles. And these are not your average oriental dishes. Consider for example, nauh bhud num mun hoi hed, which is pan-fried marinated beef and mushrooms with garlic and black pepper sauce. Or kang ka rhee gai, which is chicken with pepper, onions, peapods, carrots and baby corn in a yellow curry paste.
Read the Menu Carefully – There Are Important Warnings There
As you contemplate your choices of fare, make sure you pay attention to the notations on the menu. It clearly states that many of the dishes are made with curry, ginger and other spicy Thai stuff. This is truth in advertising. Like many such restaurants, all of the items are numbered, but here there is a notation to the left of the number that says “s”, “ss”, or “sss”. “S” means medium spicy, “ss” means very spicy, and “sss” means Watch out! They don’t call it the Spicy Hut for nothing.