“When we say it’s spicy, it’s spicy,” said Angie Apiromyanont, who opened the restaurant with her husband, Warakorn Rungchao, and brother, Robert Apiromyanont, in December 2018.
With spice as a central component of the eatery’s cuisine, Aloy—meaning “delicious” or “the good taste” in Thai—offers five heat levels for its dishes ranging from medium to Thai Hot x 2.
“Normally, the chiles from the market here aren’t spicy enough, which is why we import chiles wholesale from Thailand,” Rungchao said.
As the first business venture for the family, Angie said the cafe’s menu is inspired by the meals they make at home. Rungchao said some of the eatery’s most popular dishes are the crispy pork belly pad thai, green curry with chicken or shrimp tempura, and the crab fried rice.
“We’re all Thai, and we cook a lot at home, so the food we serve here is what we would cook at home,” Angie said.
To pair with the spicy cuisine, the cafe also offers a variety of fresh brewed teas—available hot or cold—green tea iced lattes made with premium matcha from Japan and house signature drinks, including black milk tea, Thai tea and iced coffee lattes. The eatery also boasts Thai-inspired desserts ranging from fried green tea ice cream to coconut ice cream with sweet rice.
While the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has slowed business for many local restaurants, Angie said that is not the case for Aloy Aloy Thai Cafe, as the request for takeout orders has skyrocketed. In fact, Angie said the family is in the process of opening a second cafe location in Katy.
“We just have a passion for it,” Angie said.
Aloy Aloy Thai Cafe
23110 Kuykendahl Road, Ste. 40, Tomball
Hours: Mon.-Wed. 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and 4:30-8:30 p.m., Thu. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Sat. noon-9:30 p.m., Sun. noon-7:30 p.m.