Bangkok Spice Thai Restaurant in Shrub Oak (Yorktown)
Has anyone tried Bangkok Spice Thai Restaurant in Shrub Oak, near Route 6? I had lunch there with my wife a few months ago, shortly after they opened. We both thought it was awful, our dishes had too many vegetables, too little meat and too much sauce. The lunch special came with some nondescript vegetable soup that wasn't even on the regular menu, or a small salad. A co-worker claims to like it, but I don't necessarily trust his opinion on food. I'd like to hear if people here have tried it, and if you liked it, what was good? I could go back, but Tengda (which of course is not real Thai but I really like it) is so much better, it's not worth taking my chances here.
My experience has been nothing like yours. I've been to Bangkok Spice at least a half dozen times, I've brought friends, and my kids love it. I've only been served fresh food, artistically presented, in generous portions. The service is prompt and polite. In fact, it's one of my family's favorite restaurants in the area. Perhaps now that it's been open a while, you might give it another try.
I have to agree with the first commentator, the food was awful and everything didn’t seem all that fresh. I am sorry to say, that I have had the same impression going there twice. I really wanted to give it a second chance because I am addicted to Thai food, living in Thailand for 3 months and moving up here from the city.. I was hoping it was just a bad night and wanted to give it another chance. I felt really bad when I had to return the curry. I found it was too watery and veggies soggy and overdone, with the serving of rice to be soaking wet. The fried rice and pad Thai was ok, but lacked flavor that I am use to in the city.
Being from the city, I was so excited to see a Thai restaurant finally open in this area, even if it was a 30 min drive. Before trying this place, the closest was White Plains, and I would rather drive in this area. My first time eating here was in mid December, bringing friends from the city, the second try was in mid Jan, and both times, we were very disappointed. I am still on the look out for other Thai joints in the Upper Westchester area, who have better quality food, so I would love to hear of any other posts.
just moved to Peekskill a few months ago, hence my love for driving in the woods, lakes and all along the river. The hudson valley is truly beautiful. The next thai place on my list is ario in rhinebeck, I have heard other good things about thai angel too, but I have to agree with many, good thai food is still exclusive to the city.
i am very happy that I found this list, and I want to give kudos out to "mister bill" he put this amazing list together for places to eat at in the hudson valley. Shouts out and thank you to both of you.
My take was a little different than yours.
After about 25 min on the Taconic, I arrived. The location is decent; not too far from the highway but secluded enough from the noise. The spot is a little tight, and was filled up at 6:30 on a Saturday night. I ordered the summer roll as an appetizer and the vegetarian duck basil as an entree. The wait for the appetizer was approx 5 minutes. I was impressed by the rolls; the vegetables tasted very crisp and fresh, and the peanut sauce was a nice compliment. The wait for the entree was about 15-20 minutes, but was well worth it. The gluten was firmly textured and absorbed the sauce well. I ordered it with medium spice, and was pleasantly surprised with the level. It was hot enough to break a sweat, but not too overbearing. The basil tasted amazing, and the vegetables were equal in freshness to the summer rolls. The only negative comment I have is that for $10, the size of the entree was a bit small. I also have to agree with you on the ratio of meat/gluten to vegetables, even though I didn't mind it.
Bangkok Spice was worth the 30 min drive in my opinion, and I will definitely return to try some other meals.