If midtown can boast one thing, I think at this point I’m gonna say it’s their Thai food. I feel like I already have a string of favorites…the hole-in-the-wall Wondee Siam on 9th Ave, and Chanpen a few blocks lower. I can pretty much add Pongsri Thai to that list for their curry dishes and sauteed chicken.
I am really into fried tofu these days when it comes to Thai, especially with a coconut-based curry. I asked for it spicy, and warning — they will make it really spicy.
Wasn’t feeling their seafood as much, though. My friend ordered the “Forget-Me-Not” prawns. We asked her how it was: “You know, these Forget-Me-Not prawns? Yeah, kinda forgot them.”
I was probably still recovering from my stuffed mussels-high from Turkey and decided to try the steamed mussels here. Wasn’t much of a fan since it was too “seafoody” for me. I guess i just prefer it with rice and lemon juice, sigh.
Chicken with flat noodles were delicious though:
Prices aren’t bad and it’s a big space for larger parties. I’ve been here multiple times though, and even if I wasn’t big on the seafood (which is probably a personal preference if anything), I’ve never really had a bad experience with food here in general. I feel like midtown has slim pickings at times so it’s always nice to find a place that has yummy food at decent prices.
244 W 48th St
btw Broadway & 8th Ave
New York 10036