Pailin isn’t the most well-known name in Thai Town, and its dime-sized space (there are maybe eight tables total inside) isn’t going to jump out at you while driving down Hollywood Blvd. But it’s delicious. It’s all Northern Thai cuisine here, and that means one thing - khao soi. For anyone unfamiliar with the dish, it’s essentially a curry noodle soup and god’s greatest gift to mankind. Pailin has the best version in town. The tiny space is colorful and kitschy and a perfect quick lunch spot. The spicy shrimp balls are another must-order. Waves of Life GMA OST Music Video: Through The Rain - Nasser (FULL SONG)
Sixty percent of the time, we want Thai takeout all the time. Thai food masterfully walks a delicate line between salty, spicy, sour, and sweet, perhaps no better demonstrated than in pad Thai. Undeniably the most ubiquitous and oft-ordered dish in American-Thai restaurants, it's perfection. From the slight funk of fish sauce to the peanutty topping to the just-a-little-chewy noodles to the fresh squeeze of lime juice brightening it all up… sorry, what were we saying? Oh, right. Pad Thai. While it's an American favorite, there are a lot of other sleeper hits waiting to be discovered on your local Thai takeout menu. We asked the chefs at our favorite Thai restaurants to ID the best dishes you're not ordering…yet. FNUK fOX Intro
The reason I brought Lao Table to San Francisco and the bay area here is because I believe in the power of family. What I believe in life is to shared and this type of food , you don’t see much here in state. It’s only local people as a Thai culture especially family you know, sit down, enjoy the food and have fun using your hands. You don’t care who you are eating with, but you do care about is the conversation over the table. That is family

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Students in particular swarm to this intimate U District restaurant for the handful of savory offerings that range from the mellow khao mun gai, with its poached chicken over ginger rice, to the fiery pad krapow gai kai dao, with its minced chicken, Thai basil, and chiles. Not spicy enough? Bold diners can request the signature super hot sauce, with knowledge that cooling relief from the heat will come from the shaved ice desserts with an assortment of tropical toppings. Heirloom British Restaurant in Crouch End London serving Delicious Food and Wine

I love pad thai and it is such a hassle to have to dine out every time I get a craving and let’s face it, the meal kits from the grocery store are not good. I decided to learn to make it and chose this recipe based on the “amazing” and “easy” comments, and it did not disappoint! So good and if you have any leftover, it’s even better the next day! I followed the recipe exactly using the rice vinegar version and included the peanut butter. YUMMY!
This cozy spot in Woodside is charmingly down-to-earth and homey, thanks to the chef and owner Annie Phinphattakul, who presides over both the dining room and the kitchen and employs her teenage children as waitstaff. The food, then, is even more impressive for its sharp perfection — she may be smiling warmly but she is also cooking fiercely: a mix of traditional, mostly northern dishes and her own witty, playful concoctions. Sections of the menu are labeled “Food to Die For” and “Something So Special” and the dishes within them tend to earn these distinctions. The “egg sandwich” — which turns out to be richly sauced, sticky chunks of stir-fried pork, scattered across one shatteringly crispy fried egg and topped with another, plus basil — is the sort of thing you might think about wistfully until you get to eat it again. New Zealand's Hottest Kebab (Double Spice)
Lum Ka Naad in Northridge might be a bit of a hike, but it’s worth it. The modern restaurant has a big menu, but you’re narrowing it down to two sections: “Northern Cuisine” and “Southern Cuisine.” These are the dishes specifically from the owner’s home regions, and they are incredible. Start with the turmeric shrimp soup from the South and work your way up to the kang ho in the North (essentially drunken noodles with vegetables in a curry rub). Delicious food and a geography lesson. Everyone wins. London Good Street Food. Thai Restaurants in Camden Market, Camden Town
If Night + Market is the hot prince that everybody wants to f*ck, Jitlada is the old Queen that’s done taking your crap. The decades-old Thai Town spot in many ways is the true heart and soul of LA’s Thai food scene. Its kitschy dining room is a must-visit (and a good spot to catch a celebrity) and its massive Southern Thai menu has absolutely zero regard for your pretty little spice preferences. Plain and simple - Jitlada is for the big boys and girls. But those who stay will be rewarded with some of the best Thai food in this city.
London has had decent Thai restaurants for decades, with menus dominated by Thailand's national dish, Phad Thai and green or red curry. These dishes are great but recently there's been an explosion of Thai street food and more unusual options available across the city, in posh restaurants, cafes and hipster joints. With Bangkok frequently topping lists of the best street food cities in the world, Londoners are fortunate to have such an excellent range of places to enjoy one of the world's favorite cuisines. Here are five of the best. 

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This spot may have slipped downhill a bit since its heyday as a hangout for the Thai Airways flight crews that came through Sea-Tac Airport in the '90s, but it was atop a high hill; that is to say, the quality remains good, all things considered. Branches in Capitol Hill and Redmond save aficionados the travel to Tukwila for gai hor bai toey (pandan-wrapped chicken) or noteworthy seafood dishes like hor mok (salmon and red curry steamed in a banana leaf). อาหารไทย - Thai Food Near Me by Chumnan
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A kid takes over his parents’ family Thai restaurant on the Sunset Strip and turns it into the greatest Thai restaurant Los Angeles has. Tale as old as time, right? Hardly. What the people over at Night + Market (and its equally fantastic Silver Lake location) have been doing for the past few years is nothing short of incredible. The food is both traditional (grandma’s old recipes are still being used) and continuously pushing the envelope. And the atmosphere is one giant, beautiful party.
Pad thai is made with soaked dried rice noodles, which are stir-fried with eggs and chopped firm tofu, and is flavored with tamarind pulp, fish sauce, dried shrimp, garlic or shallots, red chili pepper and palm sugar and served with lime wedges and often chopped roasted peanuts.[2] It may contain other vegetables like bean sprouts, garlic chives, pickled radishes or turnips, and raw banana flowers. It may also contain fresh shrimp, crab, squid, chicken or other animal products. Many of the ingredients are provided on the side as condiments such as the red chili pepper, lime wedges, roasted peanuts, bean sprouts and other miscellaneous fresh vegetables.[3] Vegetarian versions may substitute soy sauce for the fish sauce and omit the shrimp. The Prodigy - Roadblox (Live at Alexandra Palace)
This cozy spot in Woodside is charmingly down-to-earth and homey, thanks to the chef and owner Annie Phinphattakul, who presides over both the dining room and the kitchen and employs her teenage children as waitstaff. The food, then, is even more impressive for its sharp perfection — she may be smiling warmly but she is also cooking fiercely: a mix of traditional, mostly northern dishes and her own witty, playful concoctions. Sections of the menu are labeled “Food to Die For” and “Something So Special” and the dishes within them tend to earn these distinctions. The “egg sandwich” — which turns out to be richly sauced, sticky chunks of stir-fried pork, scattered across one shatteringly crispy fried egg and topped with another, plus basil — is the sort of thing you might think about wistfully until you get to eat it again. Turkish Street Food: Vegan Döner Kebab with freshly made Lavash Bread by "What The Pitta!", London.
Fried rice, egg, onion, a few herbs - nothing more, nothing less. A popular lunch dish served typically with a wedge of lime and slices of cucumber, the secret of this unpretentious dish lies in its simplicity. The concept is this: you're the one devouring it, so you dress it. To do so, Thais use everything from prawns, crab or chicken to basil, chili and left-over vegetables, in the process turning an unremarkable pauper into a gastronomic prince!

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The other late-night option when all the tables over at Thai Patio are full, Ruen Pair is ideal for that 2:30am run when you’ve got a friend who’s only ever had pad thai, and another friend who’s got a hankering for rabbit feet. The menu at this restaurant is expansive, and no matter how much experience you have eating Thai food, you’ll find something for yourself here. Just make sure to order multiple salty egg and turnip omelettes for the table - everyone will agree they are life-changing. Sénégal : Dans les coulisses de Yum Yum l'enseigne de fast food sénégalaise
SriPraPhai holds it down in Woodside as the resident OG Thai food destination. Haters will tell you there are better authentic Thai places, and, in a way, they’re probably right. Everyone likes their Thai a little different (and it’s cool to hate on the champ). They got a remodel a few years back, but the food here is still the same. Get a curry, and get some soft-shelled crab, and don’t miss the watercress salad. If sweet sausage salad sounds good to you, congratulations: you’re a normal person. Get it. Ask for your dishes “Thai spicy” then open your mouth and hang your head out the window of the 7 train on the way back to the city. That’ll help. 

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"Everyone in Thailand eats this once a week," says chef Jet Tila of this spicy basil stir-fry.This dish is made by sautéing chiles and garlic in a hot wok, then adding ground meat along with peppers, onions, fish sauce, and palm sugar—all hit with a big handful of sweet or Thai basil. "The dish has been adapted regionally," explains Tila, so you'll sometimes see it with mint instead of basil. "Order it by saying 'Kra Pow,' and then the protein of your choice," says Tila—"but you have to eat it with a hard-fried runny egg on top, and over jasmine rice."

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For Angelenos, Thai Town invokes images of trips to the ATMs, late night post-bar drunk munchies, and levels of spiciness that transcend the normal threshold considered healthy for human consumption. Thai food has been a mainstay in LA food culture for quite some time. Here now, the essential Thai restaurants of Los Angeles, in no particular order. YumYum Cocktail Competition
In terms of the menu itself, Night + Market’s Silver Lake location is nearly identical to the original, meaning the food is still among the best you’ll find in LA. We’ve only ranked it a few notches below the original because, as a whole, the atmosphere is bit more chaotic and cramped than the West Hollywood location, they don’t serve beer towers, and there’s no outdoor patio for you and your big group of friends. But as soon as those wings, the khao soi, and every other dish starts hitting the table, you tend to forget about those very small shortcomings.

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Made with morsels of meat, red curry paste, smooth coconut milk and topped off with a sprinkling of finely sliced kaffir lime leaves, this rich, aromatic curry always gets those taste buds tingling. At its best when the meat is stunningly tender, it could be likened to a beautiful woman: it's mild, sweet and delicately fragrant. And like all true love affairs, absence makes the heart grow fonder. BgA - Dong Saya Dae (똥싸야돼) [Official Music Video]
You can’t go wrong with Thai noodle soups. They’re flavorful, customizable, and good to the last drop. Although boat noodles -- a pork and beef dish flavored with spices and fresh blood -- are typically the most popular of the noodle soup dishes in Thailand (and worth trying if you’ve yet to have it!), I’d also suggest slurping up a bowl of kuay tiew phet, or duck noodle soup. The broth gets its warm flavor from a blend of cinnamon, star anise, and five spice and delights when the duck has the perfect ratio of meat to fat. I prefer my bowl to contain flat, large rice noodles but the best part about Thai noodle soups is that you can choose your favorite style whether you like vermicelli, egg noodles, or glass noodles.
When noodles are soft enough (but still slightly harder than al dente pasta), rinse them in cold water and drain. Make sure all of your ingredients are set up and divided into equal portions. Note: You’re cooking one portion at a time. Add 2 tbsp. oil to a wok or large non-stick pan. Heat on medium-high, until very hot. Add chicken (if using) and cook for 1 min, then add tofu and garlic. Cook for about 45 secs, stirring frequently. Garlic should now be brown. Stir in noodles, then add 3 tbsp. of sauce mixture. Coat noodles and meat well and stir vigorously to keep noodles from sticking. After about 2 mins, taste noodles to check if they’re soft enough. If not, add 2-3 tbsp. of water and continue to cook for a little longer.

This ethnic grocery’s teeny kitchen specializes in palate-awakening heat. Choose among five spice levels (from “mild” to “1,000 peppers”), and make any necessary adjustments at the table stocked with fiery condiments. The choices here include bowls of kee mao (rice noodles spiked with basil, cherry tomatoes, and chili sauce); preserved duck egg curry; and shredded papaya salad with crab, made Thai style (sweet and sour with peanuts, dried shrimp, and cherry tomatoes) or Laos style (meaning with galvanic bursts of southern Thai fish sauce). Most dishes ring in under $8, making Asia Market’s homespun setting all the more satisfying.

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If Night + Market is the hot prince that everybody wants to f*ck, Jitlada is the old Queen that’s done taking your crap. The decades-old Thai Town spot in many ways is the true heart and soul of LA’s Thai food scene. Its kitschy dining room is a must-visit (and a good spot to catch a celebrity) and its massive Southern Thai menu has absolutely zero regard for your pretty little spice preferences. Plain and simple - Jitlada is for the big boys and girls. But those who stay will be rewarded with some of the best Thai food in this city. Heirloom British Restaurant in Crouch End London serving Delicious Food and Wine
This little International District shop keeps things simple indeed, opening only on weekdays and serving almost exclusively curry. Oh, there are noodles and a couple of other dishes, but diners should take inspiration from the name of the restaurant and go with one of the curries on offer. The only choice left to be made then is whether to add homemade hot sauce for more heat. Simply Thai, Teddington - Gordon Ramsay
Pailin Thai Cuisine specializes in Northern Thai food from the region of Chiang Mai. In addition to boasting some of the country’s most spectacular architecture and natural landscapes, Chiang Mai is home to one of Thailand's proudest culinary traditions. Spicy coconut curry based noodle soup khao soi is Chiang Mai’s most famous export and it’s the specialty at Pailin, but don’t skip the intensely aromatic sai ua and the shrimp fireballs.

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Derived from the Thai word for delicious, Aroy, Aloy was chosen by the family to ensure customers know the renamed restaurant's reasonable prices and healthy ingredients will remain the same for years to come. With dine in lunch specials from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. every day and a host of gluten free and vegan meals, many find it hard to leave the Thai oasis in the city. Best Thai Restaurant: Nahm Jim - Gordon Ramsay
Having never cooked Thai food or visited Thailand, chef Mark Fischer found himself in a bit of an ah-jaht (Thai pickle) when he decided to open a Thai joint. But after staging at Michelin-starred chef David Thompson’s Sailors Thai in Sydney and multiple research trips to Thailand, Fischer was able to create an experience that is neither authentic nor fusion nor copycat. Rather, Phat Thai is a shameless love letter to Thai cuisine. The green curry with chicken and the pad thai (also called phat thai, hence the name) are each a triumph of flavor. Phat Thai makes its curry pastes in-house—a feat requiring 20 pounds of Thai chiles each week. Wash it all down with chilled Singha; the restaurant buys more than anyone else in the state. Manolys Thai Restaurant & Takeaway
When the noodles are in good shape, toss in 1/2 of the bean sprouts and peanuts; save the remaining for garnish. Continue to stir-fry, to combine. Return the shrimp to the wok and toss the pad thai together to warm everything through. Serve the pad thai on a platter, pile the remaining bean sprouts and peanuts on 1 side of the dish and garnish with the lime wedges and cilantro. Squeeze lime juice over each portion before eating. Conor Maynard Cooking At YumYum Thai Restaurant
Another Queens pioneer, Chao Thai is toward the literal end of “hole-in-the-wall” when it comes to atmosphere, but the food has seriously held its own for years now, and the chef-owner, Ratchanee Sumpatboon, has made her mark by expanding all over the city (see Lan Larb Soho and Zabb Elee, below), scattering spicy specialties from her native Isan in her wake. yum yum stoke newington

This downtown Minneapolis skyway lunch gem is by the daughter and son-in-law of On’s (see below). Because it’s a skyway spot it’s only open from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. weekdays, and because it’s a skyway spot they have a so-so lunch buffet that you should skip. Instead, call ahead and order a laab, a red curry, or a Tom Yum soup from the regular menu. Isn’t it amazing?! A serious power move is leaving work early and taking some curry to go for a Friday night couch feast. 811 Lasalle Ave. #207, Mpls., 612-332-0260, padgapow.com Caribbean Restaurant - Gordon Ramsay
I will admit that I am less expert in Thai cuisine than most of the other food styles I write about, but I have been to Thailand, and as the guest of the nation’s visitor board was taken by a gastronomically obsessed tourism official to a slate of his favorites to wow me with Thai cooking, and Nahm is better than anything I had in Bangkok, Phuket, Ko Samui, or any of the other places we visited. I’ve also eaten in this country’s most acclaimed Thai eateries, from New York to Las Vegas, and they can’t touch Nahm. Conor Maynard Cooking At YumYum Thai Restaurant
An incredibly popular ‘one plate’ dish for lunch or dinner, fried basil and pork is certainly one of the most popular Thai dishes. It is made in a piping hot wok with lots of holy basil leaves, large fresh chilli, pork, green beans, soy sauce and a little sugar. The minced, fatty pork is oily and mixes with the steamed white rice for a lovely fulfilling meal. It is often topped with a fried egg (kai dao) you will most likely be asked if you would like an egg with it. Be aware that most Thai people ask for lots of chilli in this dish so if you are not a fan of tingling lips, ask for you pad krapow ‘a little spicy’.

Review Body: Awesome. You gotta be really careful with the noodles - forget what the package says, just soak them for 5min in hot water. They will be in the pan for several minutes so if you boil the noodles even for 1 to 2 minutes they will turn out too soggy. I tried with different rice noodles, and the "heavier" ones always come out best (like linguine size rice noodles) Skillman & Sons Hardware Store London for Padlock and Pocket Tool Tools


Thailand’s food needs little introduction. From San Francisco to Sukhothai, its profusion of exotic flavours and fragrances make it among the most coveted of international cuisines. As a walk through Bangkok forcefully reminds, these flavours and fragrances are seemingly inexhaustible. However, whether it be juicy pieces of grilled pork on a stick or a fiery bowl of ‘Tom Yum’ soup, we all have to start somewhere. And what better place than our carefully selected Top 10 of Thai Food, which spans everything from staple backpacker favourites to Thai classics. Once you’ve tried them all, please vote for the one that really thrilled your taste buds...
Even papaya salad gets the fine-dining treatment at Uncle Boons, no surprise when you consider the restaurant’s husband-and-wife team (Matt Danzer and Ubon-born Ann Redding) hail from Per Se. Armed with a charcoal grill and rotisserie (no small feat in Manhattan), Danzer and Redding turn out smoky seafood plates with nam prik (Thai chile sauce). The crowd at this art-cluttered tavern is as varied as the menu, which is admittedly regionally unfocused, though it consists mostly of Redding’s family recipes. So it’s not uncommon for traditional massaman curry punctuated with green peppercorns (a drier version than you’re likely used to) and titillating lamb larb to simultaneously hit the table with unconventional mee krob with fried sweetbreads. Don’t leave without knocking back a Singha slushy—they sell 600 a week. Airplane Trick Shots | Dude Perfect
Lan Larb is a no frills Thai spot on a random no-man’s-land block below Nolita that stands out because it’s so normal. Every other restaurant in the area spent half their original budget on custom matchbooks and artisanal neon signs, but Lan Larb is fine doing its own thing. If you’re looking for delivery, they’ll bring some very good curry or noodles to your office or home. The restaurant isn’t good for any kind of occasion that calls for ambiance, but, if you just need good food, stop in and try some of their Isan regional specialties, like larb (ground meat salad) or Thai sausage. Saki Endless Sushi and Hibachi
What do they taste like? Shirataki noodles are actually taste-less and will take on the flavors of the dish. Texture-wise is where they vary, as they are more rubbery than your traditional noodles. And tbh, we’re not fans of using them outside the realms of Asian cuisine. But given that the rice noodles used in pad Thai are also on the chewy-side, shirataki noodles do work quite well here. And in our book, definitely worth a try. Thai Curry Competition - Gordon Ramsay

Diehard Thai fans make the pilgrimage to Issaquah’s Noodle Boat partly because Noodle Boat workers make the pilgrimage to Thailand annually, researching new dishes and making authentic chili paste to bring back to Seattle. Playfully named dishes like Queen of Banana, King of Garlic, Hot Meat, and “Whatever You Called?” can bring on serious heat by request. Recommended: BKK — Noodle Boat’s version of hor mok (curried fish custard), which is stir-fried rather than steamed. GrowthAccelerator Hyper Growth Case Study: Rosa's Thai Cafe


Fried rice, egg, onion, a few herbs - nothing more, nothing less. A popular lunch dish served typically with a wedge of lime and slices of cucumber, the secret of this unpretentious dish lies in its simplicity. The concept is this: you're the one devouring it, so you dress it. To do so, Thais use everything from prawns, crab or chicken to basil, chili and left-over vegetables, in the process turning an unremarkable pauper into a gastronomic prince!

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The name of this Elmhurst transplant — the Anglicization of the Thai word for children, because the food is meant to be the sort that Thai mothers prepare for their kids — doubles as a serious mandate, urging residents of Prospect Heights to wake up and reconsider what they thought of as Thai food. Try finding pork-blood noodle soup or hor mok pla, a steamed-fish-curry custard, elsewhere in the neighborhood, let alone the borough.

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A great local beer list and Supatra Johnson, the friendliest Thai chef in Minnesota, make Supatra one of those restaurants you go to twice and immediately consider part of your family. I love all of Supatra’s food—the smoky Thai cashew snack is a must-try, the waterfall beef salad is a gorgeous explosion of herbs and fire, and the Supatra curries are unmatched. 967 W. 7th St., St. Paul, 651-222-5859, supatra.com

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This is a favorite in my family, and for good reason. It’s a fried rice dish that’s been tossed together with kapit -- fermented ground shrimp and salt -- until the aromatic shrimp paste coats the entirety of the rice. Unlike typical fried rice dishes that are studded with meats and veggies sauteed all together, khao kluk kapit’s accompaniments are served as a myriad of toppings: sour, unripe mango, sweet Chinese sausage (the best addition in any fried rice), shallots, chilis, thinly sliced omelette, dried shrimp, and marinated pork. This makes for a dish that is equally colorful as it is delicious, and no two bites are the same. yum yum stoke newington
With an elegant yet inviting atmosphere, Buddha Ruksa has been a popular destination for dining in West Seattle for a good ten years. "Bags of Gold" are a great way to start; these fried dumplings of sorts are filled with shrimp, chicken, shiitake mushrooms, and water chestnuts. Other menu highlights include crispy garlic chicken and crispy duck, available six different ways. Crazy Muay Thai Fight: Is Muay Thai Just Stand and Bang?
A prawn dish of gung pao nahm phrik mapraow, was a first course with an unexpected kick to it at the end. A green papaya salad with beans, peanuts and tomatoes was a refreshing touch between the spicier courses. To finish, salted palm sugar ice cream may not sound like anything special but this is one of the best desserts in the city, in both Thai and non-Thai restaurants. Fantastic, authentic food, great service and ambience, Som Saa deserves all its accolades and repeat visits from all Thai food lovers. yum yum stoke newington
So is Nahm the best Thai restaurant in the world? I have no way of knowing for sure. Is it the best Thai restaurant I have ever eaten at? Absolutely. And while there are lots of great restaurants in London, most have direct equivalents in New York and other major cities, while Nahm is so unique compared to anything here in the States that I consider it a must anytime I head across the pond. How to STOP a MUAY THAI KICK!!!
In a large nonstick skillet, heat 3 tablespoons of the oil until shimmering. Add the shallots and garlic and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Add the pad thai noodles and stir-fry until heated through, about 2 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, until they begin to curl and turn pink, about 2 minutes. Scrape the noodles and shrimp to one side of the pan and add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil to the empty side of the skillet. Add the eggs and cook, stirring occasionally, until nearly set, about 1 minute. Add the scallions and toss everything together, keeping the eggs relatively intact. Add the fish sauce mixture and stir-fry until the noodles are evenly coated, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer the pad thai to a platter. Top with peanuts, cilantro and bean sprouts and serve with lime wedges.

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Thai restaurants in New York are a dime a dozen, reliable workhorses scattered densely across every neighborhood, and most everyone has their go-to takeout spot: the one that delivers generally unobjectionable if unexceptional pad Thai and pineapple fried rice on the quick and cheap. It’s easy to mistake this mediocrity as defining Thailand’s cuisine. And so it can be genuinely life-changing to unlock the next level of the city’s Thai food: the more authentic, hyperregional, or at least bold, adventurous, and thrillingly palate-altering dishes offered by New York’s very best Thai restaurants. FOX 2 9AM THAI FOOD NETWORK CHEF
Since it opened in the mid-’90s, Sripraphai has set the standard for New York’s real-deal Thai restaurants, marking the Woodside-Elmhurst area as the definitive Mecca and serving as a difficult-to-pronounce (it’s the owner’s first name) calling card for anyone who wants to show off what an adventurous and authenticity-seeking eater they are. If you expect to be treated as someone who knows the least bit about Thai food, the only answer to “Have you been to Sripraphai?” is a resounding “Yes.” The many-paged menu, with dishes both familiar and unusual from all over the country, can be overwhelming, and so encourages repeat visits, each with its own rewards, from the coconut-milk-free, slow-burn jungle curry to the horizon-expanding crispy watercress salad (for which the green is battered and fried, topped with cashews and dried chiles) to piles of spicy fermented Isan sausage. Lemongrass Chicken Recipe Video by YumYum
One of the most prominent flavors of Thai food is the inclusion of fish sauce. Though fish sauce can seem like a scary ingredient it is actually similar to eating anchovies in caesar dressing. You can taste a flavor of umami (a savory/salty flavor) but you don’t actually taste a “fishy” taste from it. Many people who make chicken pad thai would never even guess that there was seafood in the dish based on the fish sauce.

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Don't discount this egg omelet. It's dynamite in its simplicity, according to Tila. The eggs are whipped to a frothy, airy frenzy with fish sauce, sugar, and soy sauce. Unlike a classic French-style omelet, Kai Jeow should be golden-brown. It's eaten with rice, a protein, and sriracha. "People put sriracha on everything and that's bullsh*t," says Tila. "But this is one thing your really should eat it with."

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Square’s restaurant POS solution offers an in-person and restaurant ordering system all in one. So basically, all the orders come into the same place so that you can manage them concurrently. This can be a positive feature for restaurants that do a good mix of carryout and dine-in business. However, the company charges a transaction fee rather than a larger monthly fee, so it may not be as cost effective for restaurants that make a fair amount in monthly sales.

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Probably due to the fact it sounds like an all-girl group from Calabasas with a noon start time at Coachella, Summer Buffalo doesn’t really get the credit it deserves. But make no doubt about it, this place is great. And with locations in Burbank and on Melrose, it serves two areas largely in need of some quality Thai food. The feel inside is modern, and you could even pull off a casual date here. Must-orders include the salmon curry noodle, isaan sausage, and their pad kee mau. Also, there’s free delivery. Mango Tree - Thai Restaurant in Belgravia, Central London
This family-owned neighborhood spot at Pico-Robertson isn’t just on this list because the food is excellent. It’s on this list because it’s pretty romantic too. With white tablecloths and a glass-enclosed wine rack in the back, Si Laa has a more upscale feel than others on this list. Prices are still reasonable, the waitstaff is insanely friendly, and pat yourself on the back - you just nailed date night. The crispy duck and “hidden treasure” are must-orders.

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Probably due to the fact it sounds like an all-girl group from Calabasas with a noon start time at Coachella, Summer Buffalo doesn’t really get the credit it deserves. But make no doubt about it, this place is great. And with locations in Burbank and on Melrose, it serves two areas largely in need of some quality Thai food. The feel inside is modern, and you could even pull off a casual date here. Must-orders include the salmon curry noodle, isaan sausage, and their pad kee mau. Also, there’s free delivery. Trailer Kocak - Orang Ketiga (Feat Orang Keempat, kelima, keenam, ketujuh!)
The name means "drunken noodle." It's a dish Thai street vendors sell to tipsy party-goers, and it's also Leah Cohen of NYC's Pig and Khao's pick for a satisfying late night meal. Like Laad Naa, this dish is made with wide rice noodles. "They're similar to Chow Fun noodles," explains Cohen: "Spicy, sweet, and salty, with Chinese broccoli, eggs, onion, meat, chiles, garlic, soy, fish sauce… a little oyster sauce." In other words: A little bit of everything. This dish is saucy and sticky and indulgent, which makes it ideal for both sopping up too much booze and for random Tuesday nights after a long day of work. The Great Gildersleeve: Gildy Turns Off the Water / Leila Engaged / Leila's Wedding Invitation
LA has a number of vegan Thai restaurants, and for the most part, they’re terrible. Save for Araya’s Place. The Beverly Grove strip mall joint started in Seattle, and has been around for almost 30 years. And while we’ll always prefer our curry with meat, we’d be lying if we said we didn’t think about their avocado curry more than we probably should. The green curry itself is outstanding, but the avocado mixes so well with it, you wonder why more people don’t serve it. If you’re a vegan, you can’t get much better than this place. And if you’re not, the statement still stands. The Begging Bowl Thai Restaurant in Peckham London serving Delicious Food, Wine and Cocktails
The food at Up Thai isn’t the on the level of the stuff you want to travel for, but on the Upper East Side, it gets no better. Delivery is tempting, but many of the best things won’t travel well (and the dining room isn’t a bad place to spend some time). So DVR that episode of The Bachelorette and get yourself a table. Order the chicken larb, the whole red snapper, and the crispy duck with tamarind sauce. If you’re really into seafood, get a Thai bouillabaisse, which is a thing here. Stoke Newington Memories
Their spice rating is totally fuked. They have spicy 1-4. "It's Thai spicy," I hear them say. "So it's way spicier than other Thai restaurants." It's like they think they are cool because they rate their spice level on a scale completely different than every other Thai restaurant in America. I've hear different people at different times sitting at different tables get totally confused about this, and end up ordering their food at 1.5 stars, or .8 stars.

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Heat the oil in a large wok or non-stick skillet over high heat. Add the chicken and cook until browned and mostly cooked through (about 3-4 minutes). Stir in the ginger, garlic, and shallots and cook for 30 seconds, until fragrant. Add the carrots and bell pepper and cook for 1-2 minutes, until tender crisp. Push all the ingredients over to one side of the pan. Pour the beaten egg and scramble directly in the skillet.
Andy Ricker, the chef behind the wildly popular, trendy Pok Pok restaurants (in New York, Portland, and Los Angeles), is not from Thailand, nor even of Thai descent, but his passion for his adopted homeland and its culinary offerings is truly obsessive: He’s ambassador/anthropologist/ historian-as-chef, and his carefully organized, thoroughly detailed menu makes his enthusiasm infectious. Eating at Pok Pok is like taking a culinary tour of the country and even dipping into the cuisines of its neighbors, from the Vietnamese-style (and now-iconic) fish-sauce wings, to the curry with pork belly and pork shoulder (a Chiang Mai classic with Burmese roots) and the Chinese-influenced clay-pot prawns with glass noodles. Most everything is spectacularly delicious, especially washed down with drinking vinegars, Ricker’s take on shrubs, in flavors from tamarind to Thai basil. And even the water will teach you something: As is often done in northern Thailand, it’s infused with pandanus leaf to taste of toasted rice and vanilla.
Greyhound Cafe in Fitzrovia has a loud, young clientele but the Bangkok street food more than makes up for the slightly hectic atmosphere. And there is a large outdoor patio to escape to when the London weather permits. Popular Phad Thai is on offer here too but with an interesting twist of seared scallops instead of prawns or chicken. A wok prepared rice dish with crab meat is pleasingly flavoured with garlic and chilli. Greyhound Cafe brings Bangkok to London with traditional recipes handed down from generations past, to riotous dishes from street markets, to improvised contemporary plates. The Chainsmokers & Coldplay - Something Just Like This ( cover by J.Fla )
At Khao Kang, there is a curry soup called kang som pla, packed with shreds of pickled bamboo shoots and fish, that is absolutely atomic. It’s spicy, even for this restaurant, where, as a rule, the food gets hot to the point where regular breathers are necessary (unless you grew up popping bird’s-eye chiles into your mouth for sport). But the soup is also tantalizingly sour, courtesy of tamarind; a hint sweet to cut the chiles and tartness; and engrossing enough to compel you to keep at it despite the shellacking you’re receiving. The steam-table restaurant is what you might call a curry-and-three, named for and in the style of Thailand’s raan khao kaeng restaurants. But the cooking is vivid, varied, and homey in a way that you wouldn’t expect from a steam table. Plus, the turnover is quick, so the dishes don’t wither away. There’s no set menu — just ten or so unmarked dishes with an emphasis on curry — but don’t worry: The kitchen’s batting percentage is pretty close to perfect. You can expect dishes like squid coated in dry spices; sour sausage and eggs; pork with basil; chicken and pork larb; and tom kha gai or chicken, coconut, and galangal soup. Make sure to round your palate with a milder dish (your mouth will need the relief) like glass-noodle stir-fry with egg or a sweetish fried-pork preparation called moo tod. Desserts such as Thai crêpes and coconut-milk sticky rice are another strong point, and there are a few drinks (Thai coffee and tea, a dragon’s-eye juice that tastes like the nectar of Haribo) tumbling around for cooling down your mouth.
During World War II, Thailand suffered a rice shortage due to the war and floods. To reduce domestic rice consumption, the Thai government under Prime Minister Plaek Phibunsongkhram promoted eating noodles instead.[6] His government promoted rice noodles and helped to establish the identity of Thailand. As a result, a new noodle called sen chan (named after Chanthaburi Province) was created. Pad thai has since become one of Thailand's national dishes.[7] Today, some food vendors add pork or chicken (although the original recipe did not contain pork because of the government's perception that pork was a Chinese meat).[8] Some food vendors still use the original recipe. Pandan Leaf

When you tire of buffalo and trout, head to Teton Thai, one of Wyoming’s few Thai restaurants—and a hidden gem if ever there was one. The family-run restaurant secluded at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has been toned down for the American palate (more so than at most of our restaurant picks). Yet many dishes still pop and ping with the best of them, notably, the pad gar pow with crisp-skinned duck breast and the pucker-inducing chicken larb. When the weather cooperates, the patio makes a pretty perfect spot for slurping lemongrass-laced tom yum soup.
We had six or so meals among the four of us, including curry, Thai fried rice, stir fries, and we also had appetizers (egg rolls and pot stickers). We were so happy to eat such high quality food, and all four of us were delighted to find this restaurant in this small town we are visiting on our vacation. The owner/operator was working hard and cares a lot about making her business excellent - it shows! A little place, none too fancy. I would highly recommend the yellow curry and the Thai basil dinner (a fried rice mix). Would return!
The owner came out and proceeded to chew me out for not saying anything about the burnt food. I explained that it wasn't really the issue, that the issue was the hair on my plate. She ignored my comment and continued to yell at me about not asking right away to replace my food. I was treated as if I was a bad child and dismissed. My coworkers couldn't believe it. Nevertheless I won't go back! Thai n Pie, Mile End, London
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Since opening a couple of years back, Paet Rio has steadily improved and become one of the more reliable restaurants in this exceedingly crowded scene. Like Khao Kang and chicken specialist Eim Khao Mun Kai, a neighborhood favorite, its design is modern and heavy on wood. With its leather cushions, brick walls, and Edison lightbulbs, it looks the part of the hip restaurant slinging, say, confit kao soy chicken and pad Thai fritters. But it’s nothing of the sort. There’s a lot on offer, so home in on the robust selection of noodles and noodle soups: khanom chin nam-ngiao, fermented rice noodles in a thick, gravylike tomato-and-pork sauce; rich kao soy, served with crispy noodles thicker than standard and a well-cooked drumstick; and sukiyaki, a Bangkok mom-and-pop dish offered both as a soup and dry dish. As for the latter, it comes with pork and is seared to almost smokiness, tangled greens, crunchy stems, and an irresistible, tomato-y sauce that’s equal parts sweet and savory. Ignore the larb, which underdelivers, and begin every meal with a combo of dried pork “floss” and excellently made, well-fried curry puffs. Here, the pan–Southeast Asian snack’s puff-pastry wrapper is buttery, the spicy potato-and-chicken filling soft like a purée, and the clear dipping sauce sweet and cucumber-y. It’s just more evidence that there are unexpectedly excellent dishes to be found at all of Elmhurst’s Thai restaurants.
You might not have ever seriously considered which red wine you should be having with your bowl of green curry before, but Same Same is here to change that. Located in a dark Silver Lake strip mall, Same Same took the place of a well-run neighborhood Thai restaurant and converted it into a casual wine bar. Except one thing - they kept the old Thai menu and made it even better than it was before. Good wine, great food, and a welcoming atmosphere you never really want to leave? All aboard the Same Same train. SELLING ALCOHOL IN THAI RESTAURANTS IN THE UK
When the noodles are in good shape, toss in 1/2 of the bean sprouts and peanuts; save the remaining for garnish. Continue to stir-fry, to combine. Return the shrimp to the wok and toss the pad thai together to warm everything through. Serve the pad thai on a platter, pile the remaining bean sprouts and peanuts on 1 side of the dish and garnish with the lime wedges and cilantro. Squeeze lime juice over each portion before eating. Bonobo Boiler Room London — Live at Alexandra Palace

Tod mun pla is the quintessential Thai appetizer that should be on every table. Essentially a Thai fish cake, the dish is made from fish paste and long beans, and flavored with red curry paste and kaffir lime leaves. The lime leaves give the dish a citrusy and aromatic fragrance. Tod mun pla is usually served with a sweet and refreshing dipping sauce, or nam jim, which contains chopped cucumbers, chilis, shallots, and peanuts submerged in a syrup of sugar, fish sauce, and vinegar. The result is a sweet-and-savory starter that can easily be transformed into a meal over a plate of white rice. Asmara at thai restaurant


This cozy spot in Woodside is charmingly down-to-earth and homey, thanks to the chef and owner Annie Phinphattakul, who presides over both the dining room and the kitchen and employs her teenage children as waitstaff. The food, then, is even more impressive for its sharp perfection — she may be smiling warmly but she is also cooking fiercely: a mix of traditional, mostly northern dishes and her own witty, playful concoctions. Sections of the menu are labeled “Food to Die For” and “Something So Special” and the dishes within them tend to earn these distinctions. The “egg sandwich” — which turns out to be richly sauced, sticky chunks of stir-fried pork, scattered across one shatteringly crispy fried egg and topped with another, plus basil — is the sort of thing you might think about wistfully until you get to eat it again.

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You’ll find a slew of excellent Thai dishes at this Richardson strip mall spot, but the afternoon Thai tea service is not to be missed. Macarons from Haute Sweets patisserie, chai tea panna cotta, and an assortment of Thai teas (lotus, chrysanthemum, and ginger among others) makes for a delicious and fancy afternoon. Thai tea service is available on Saturdays starting at 2 p.m. and reservations are required. Women Try Crotchless Panties For A Day • Ladylike
This spice-forward curry from Southern Thailand is one of the country's most famous dishes, and a great break from the green curry routine. "It's a Southern-style curry," explains Alex McCoy of D.C.'s Alfie's restaurant." Its influenced by Arabic cooking in that the spices—green and black cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon, and nutmeg—are deeply toasted in the pan before being cooked down with garlic and shallots. "It has a wonderful roasted flavor," he says, adding that it has raisiny-tart notes thanks to tamarind, palm sugar, and fish sauce. A flourish of chopped peanuts adds crunch. Still on the fence? Take it from McCoy: "If you like beef stew, you'd love Massaman curry."
An incredibly popular ‘one plate’ dish for lunch or dinner, fried basil and pork is certainly one of the most popular Thai dishes. It is made in a piping hot wok with lots of holy basil leaves, large fresh chilli, pork, green beans, soy sauce and a little sugar. The minced, fatty pork is oily and mixes with the steamed white rice for a lovely fulfilling meal. It is often topped with a fried egg (kai dao) you will most likely be asked if you would like an egg with it. Be aware that most Thai people ask for lots of chilli in this dish so if you are not a fan of tingling lips, ask for you pad krapow ‘a little spicy’. Crouch End
Hi Paola! I love your recipes. I wanted to add (as someone that uses Miracle Rice a lot), you can microwave the noodles in order to dry them out and to greatly reduce their odor. I drain them in a sieve, then microwave them for 2 minutes. Drain the water released and then microwave for another minute or two. They’re usually pretty dry and have almost no odor. I know some people are against using the microwave and obviously, this method would not be for them. But for others, like myself, it is very fast, easy, and effective. *the length of time might vary on different noodles* Also, I have a 1000W microwave – as an FYI.
A prawn dish of gung pao nahm phrik mapraow, was a first course with an unexpected kick to it at the end. A green papaya salad with beans, peanuts and tomatoes was a refreshing touch between the spicier courses. To finish, salted palm sugar ice cream may not sound like anything special but this is one of the best desserts in the city, in both Thai and non-Thai restaurants. Fantastic, authentic food, great service and ambience, Som Saa deserves all its accolades and repeat visits from all Thai food lovers. 

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Rosa's is a popular mini chain of 13 Thai restaurants across London and I visited the brightly decorated Soho location. Chef Saiphin prides herself on creating authentic Thai dishes reminiscent of the cooking on her family farm back in Khao Kho. While the much loved green curry is perfectly cooked and a firm bestseller here, our favorite was the beef massaman curry packed with potatoes, cashew nuts and fragrant spices. A close second dish was "drunken" flat noodles (guay tiew pad kee mao) stir fried with basil, peppercorn and galangal. And I never tire of the famous stir fried noodle dish, Pad Thai, an excellent version of which is on offer at Rosa’s. Ruan Thai Restaurant
Here is a very quick Asian-style marinade for meat which you can use with any stir-fry. Place 2-3 Tbsp. soy sauce in a cup (use 3 Tbsp. for 1 1/2 cups sliced chicken, or 2 Tbsp. for 1 cup chicken). Add 2 tsp. cornstarch and stir until the cornstarch dissolves. Now pour this mixture over the sliced chicken. Stir to combine. Allow the chicken to marinate in this mixture until ready to use. Talk of the Town.Caribbean Restaurant wood green London UK
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Besides the variety and scope of the meal, there are the dishes themselves which will certainly bear no resemblance to anything most Americans are used to in terms of Thai food - there is no Pad Thai or spring rolls here, not by a longshot. Instead think choices like “mo hor,” minced prawns and chicken simmered in palm sugar with deep fried shallots garlic and peanuts. Or “yam kamin orn,” a salad of white turmeric with prawns, pork and chicken. Or “geng sap nok gradtaa” a red curry featuring quail, ginger, green beans and Thai basil. How’s this for a combination you probably would not have thought of trying at home: mackerel and green mango braised in shrimp paste simmered in coconut cream, with Thai basil. [Thai Food] Pandan Leaf Chicken Sauce (Nam Jim Gai Hor Bai Toey)

Pailin Thai Cuisine specializes in Northern Thai food from the region of Chiang Mai. In addition to boasting some of the country’s most spectacular architecture and natural landscapes, Chiang Mai is home to one of Thailand's proudest culinary traditions. Spicy coconut curry based noodle soup khao soi is Chiang Mai’s most famous export and it’s the specialty at Pailin, but don’t skip the intensely aromatic sai ua and the shrimp fireballs. Mango Tree - Thai Restaurant in Belgravia, Central London


Don't discount this egg omelet. It's dynamite in its simplicity, according to Tila. The eggs are whipped to a frothy, airy frenzy with fish sauce, sugar, and soy sauce. Unlike a classic French-style omelet, Kai Jeow should be golden-brown. It's eaten with rice, a protein, and sriracha. "People put sriracha on everything and that's bullsh*t," says Tila. "But this is one thing your really should eat it with." Top Takeaway Awards - Erskineville Turkish Pide & Kebabs, Erskineville | Delivery Hero
We appreciate a restaurant that calls it like it is, and at Spicy BBQ, expect to get Thai-style BBQ and expect to get it real spicy. But this six-table strip mall spot at Normandie and Santa Monica has much more than just a few excellent plates of BBQ pork. The spicy jackfruit salad, the pork patties, the chili dips, and a khao soi we think about late at night when the lights go out make this colorful, tiny spot great.
Diehard Thai fans make the pilgrimage to Issaquah’s Noodle Boat partly because Noodle Boat workers make the pilgrimage to Thailand annually, researching new dishes and making authentic chili paste to bring back to Seattle. Playfully named dishes like Queen of Banana, King of Garlic, Hot Meat, and “Whatever You Called?” can bring on serious heat by request. Recommended: BKK — Noodle Boat’s version of hor mok (curried fish custard), which is stir-fried rather than steamed.

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