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Jun 8, 2007 05:02 PM

REAL Thai food in Brooklyn?

Where in Brooklyn can a guy get some real Thai food (like in Thailand) and not some modified Chinese crossover industrial hybrid?

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  1. I've spent a pretty fair amount of time (3 weeks) in Thailand and I've also lived in Brooklyn for 14 years - (ahem) - and for a long time Rice Thai Kitchen on 7th Ave & 8th St was really authentic. They would even actually make spicy food - which was fairly rare in Mew York. . .but they've been slipping as of late. I wouldn't recommmend the lunch special there.

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    1. re: yuriwebboy

      I went to Rice about 3 or 4 years ago and everything was awful, gloppy, greasy and sweet. What really amazes me is the popularity of the dreaded Lemongrass Grill.

      1. re: yuriwebboy

        I had the same experience. Last time I was there, a few months ago, they made the food bland, then brought us a hot pepper tray and some prik nam pla. Even that didn't help the fact that everything was so sickly sweet.

        1. Seriously just suck it up and go to Queens.

          1. in Brooklyn? NOWHERE.....

            1. I've never been to Thailand, but I've been to Sripraphai, Zaab, and several super-good Thai places in Chicago. The closest in Brooklyn I've found to that is Chili Basil (used to be called Am Thai) at the corner of Albemarle and McDonald. The curry puffs, larb, and drunken noodles are all really good (especially if you beg for spiciness, like I do). A caveat is that it's tiny, and much more of a takeout/delivery operation, although it is possible to eat there - they have a couple of tiny tables and I've eaten there before.