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Best Pad Ki Mow

hamstrman Nov 7, 2007 06:21 PM

I know that Thai food in Manhattan is generally said to be average at best by many Chowhounders. Everyone always asks about the best Thai food in Manhattan and no place really covers all the bases: some dishes are great, others are terrible, maybe all are terrible. I don't care how great a Thai restaurant makes curry, pad thai, etc. I want to know the best place to get pad ki mow, either with chicken, shrimp or duck, in either Manhattan or Brooklyn. Help me out please!

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    franprix Dec 7, 2007 09:31 PM

    Holy Basil's is yummy :) They do theirs with both chicken and shrimp I think. I get it extra spicy!!

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      hamstrman Nov 8, 2007 02:09 PM

      I find that like almost everything there, the pad ki mow at SriPraPhai is best, but that's out of my way. I enjoy Thai Sky in Park Slope in Brooklyn as well as AM Thai on McDonald Avenue (also in Brooklyn). As for Manhattan, I have yet to try Pam's Real Thai which I heard was good, relatively speaking. I also want to try Holy Basil on 2nd Avenue. Anyone recommend these as best or have an alternative?

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      1. re: hamstrman
        HaveTasteWillTravel32 Nov 8, 2007 02:15 PM

        Khao Homm on 61st street just off of the woodside train station..
        oh so proper

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          E Eto Nov 14, 2007 09:22 AM

          Khao Homm is no more and has been replaced by another Thai restaurant. That happened a while back. FYI

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            HaveTasteWillTravel32 Nov 14, 2007 10:54 AM

            oh no~!
            Is the place comparable~??

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              hamstrman Nov 14, 2007 04:07 PM

              Not that this fact matters since I asked about Manhattan or Brooklyn. Thanks though.

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                moymoy Nov 26, 2007 11:48 AM

                Thailand Cafe on 2nd Ave btwn 5 & 6th Sts has a tasty Pad Ki Mow aka Drunken Noodles. Very peppery and spicy. Don't know if it's the BEST but certainly worth trying. In fact I actually enjoyed Thailnad Cafe's version better than Sri's.

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