But sometimes you want a sweeter cup, and on those occasions nothing fits the bill better than Thai iced coffee. Famously made with sweetened condensed milk, it can be as light and sweet as dessert -- and I always treat it as such. See also: - Photos: Mali Thai Cuisine opens in South Denver - Meatballs on salad might sound odd -- but iced coffee once was, too - Best New Coffeehouse 2013: Black Eye CoffeeAt Mali Thai Cuisine, though, the Thai iced coffee comes topped with a wide layer of half-and-half. And while it was rich and sweet enough to count as coffee ice cream, it was still a disappointment.
After all, I can get a fine cup of iced coffee with half-and-half almost anywhere. But Thai iced coffee? That's a rarity in these parts.
Is the food at Mali more authentic? Find out tomorrow when my review of this cheerful, not-quite-year-old restaurant is posted on westword.com.