Ordering pad thai is like ordering the margherita pizza: it offers a good benchmark for a kitchen abilities. The thrilling, filling mix of stir-fried rice noodles, peanuts, egg, and fish sauce is a staple of both Thai street food and NYC restaurants. Here are our picks for the city’s best versions.
Whether it’s sweet, spicy or sour you’re craving, the five boroughs are teeming with Thai restaurants. These are our 10 favorites.
If you haven’t had massaman curry before, it’s a hearty “stew”-type dish with chunks of potatoes and often chicken, but could be made with another protein such as beef or tofu. This one also had peanuts, and the curry sauce had a creamy peanut taste too.
Explore New American in Princeton, an inexpensive Thai option in Forest Hills, or a Belgian bistro with multiple locations across Manhattan
Just opened this fall, a new Thai restaurant caught the eye of CBS 2′s Tony Tantillo.