This one of the few Thai restaurants in the area, and the other is Aroi, which it is terrible. Located right on the main street, next to Grimaldi’s, it attracts a lot of college students. They have cute booths to sit in, which I liked, but I remember the restaurant being a bit dark. I prefer their curries over their Pad Thai. I have become somewhat of a Pad Thai connoisseur, but I imagine if you’re the average person, it is just fine. Julian’s dad was nice enough to bring us back some on one of my recovery days when Pad Thai was just the thing I needed. Again, it’s nothing compared to Thai One On, but then again nothing compares to their curry pad thai. I do remember their exceptional dessert, that I have yet to find anywhere else: Thai Iced Tea Ice Cream. You have to get it. It’s really one of the best ice cream flavors ever invented. And for this, I applaud the restaurant. I wish I could have some right now…
‘Thai Cuisine’ Category
October 16, 2011 by Nina
August 9, 2011 by Nina
When a friend came to visit, I took her to the “other best thai place in New Haven” (next to RED BAMBOO). When someone said to me that you have to walk downstairs to the restaurant, I was picturing a whole-in-the-wall place. But actually, this restaurant is far classier than most Thai restaurants I’ve been to. I was kind of dissapointed with my dish, but I felt like I just ordered the wrong thing (HOT BASIL: Sautéed with fresh minced hot pepper, basil leaves, mushrooms, green peppers, scallions and onions). I would like to go here again.
1151 Chapel St
New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: 203. 776.9802
Category CT, New Haven, Thai Cuisine | Tags: basil leaves,ct,green peppers,HOT BASIL: Sautéed with fresh minced hot pepper,Mushrooms,new haven,scallions and onions,thai in new haven,thai taste | 1 Comment
July 9, 2011 by Nina
The Rice Pot might look like your ordinary Thai food, but don’t be fooled. Their dishes are authentic as anything. I had the Beef Yum (warm thai salad), which the waiter told me was authentic. It was not really a salad, but spicy and wonderful. The flavor was like nothing I’ve ever had. A must try.
April 6, 2011 by Nina
We stopped in Harrison, PA (again) for some Thai food. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much. The restaurant itself was tacky as anything, and the menu had so many options, both of which did not seem more promising than my expectations. The restaurant had elephant statues everywhere, the bathroom had hello kitty stickers, and the tables had a cheesy map of Thailand as the tablecloth. We shared the Pad Prik Pao (sautéed with red chili paste, veggies and cashews) and Gaeng Keow Whan (tofu, spicy green curry with bamboo shoots, green veggies, and basil in coconut milk)—spicy. When the food came, we both “ahhed” because it looked so good. It was even better. The first was sweet like barbeque sauce, with a hint of zest from the chili and the latter was spicy, with a touch of coconut. Both were so amazing—we both said the best Thai food we’ve had!—but the complementary flavor the two dishes is what made it so special. I highly recommend this hidden gem and these two dishes in particular.
Hint: If in a party of two, order the Pad Prik Pao and Gaeng Keow Whan, share, and enjoy the magical flavors together!
January 28, 2011 by Nina
This restaurant is in the same plaza as Tony D’s. It is especially nice in the summer when you can sit outside along the river. Both the Panang Curry (spicy red curry sauce made with basil and coconut milk) and the Phat Phet (spicy stir fry with green beans, basil, bamboo, coconut milk in a spicy chili sauce.) are wonderful.
Siam Fine Thai Cuisine
280 Exchange Blvd
Rochester, NY 14608