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Planet Thai--Williamsburg

deborah May 11, 2001 04:40 PM

Eh. I went there for the third time last night, and I still can't see what all the fuss is about. I had a thai-style spring roll to start, which was actually very tasty, but my main course--shrimp in peanut curry--was too heavy on the Skippy, not sufficiently spicy, and tossed with ho-hum vegetables. My last two visits were similarly unilluminating, food-wise. Am I missing something?

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    Jim Leff May 11, 2001 04:59 PM

    Yeah, you're missing good Thai food!

    Get ye to Sripraphai (64-13 39 ave near Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside, queens, 718-899-9599 )!

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      Kevin May 12, 2001 10:00 AM

      Check out Cheers Restaurant on Metropolitan Avenue instead. Much better food and the owner Joy is, well, a joy. You can avoid the attitude, poor service and they have a garden. I highly recommend Cheers.

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        Michael M Jun 21, 2001 12:48 AM

        The food isn't really the point. THEY HAVE A BOAT WITH DRIPPING WATER HANGING IN THERE! It is a pretty cool decor. Good place to have a drink. Yeah, the food is mediocre. I'm always dubious of combinations like Thai/Chinese. Just do one cuisine well, I say!

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        1. re: Michael M
          Pan Jun 21, 2001 04:24 AM

          I agree that a restaurant which claims to be serving both Thai and Chinese food in New York is probably doing neither style particularly well. That said, genuine Thai Chinese food is spectacular, and if there were any restaurant in New York making genuine Thai Chinese food, I would go as soon as possible.

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