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Mar 5, 2008 03:39 PM

real khao sui, anywhere in Manhattan?

Hi all,

Wondering where to find khao sui in Manhattan. For some reason (perhaps because it's more from northern Thailand) most Thai restaurants don't have it on the menu. Any suggestions?


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  1. I just made some for dinner!

    A lot of places have it, but it's not always called Khao Soi - sometimes they'll call it Chiang Mai noodles or floating market curry noodles. I just discovered this guy's blog today - he's on a mission to eat Khao Soi at every Thai place that has it in NYC, so he has a really good listing of places that have it (and he rates them, too).

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    1. re: scarlet starlet

      FYI, there's a typo in the link scarlet provided (an extra i) - here's the real link:

    2. We've had a few pretty great ones at Thai Market at 107th/Amsterdam Ave (photos and write-up to come within a week).



      1. Hi Palate, that's me with the khao soi blog, Scarlet, thanks for posting it. My current list of places that have it in Manhattan is:
        Charm Thai
        Chili Thai
        Galanga Thai Restaurant
        Kelley & Ping
        Kin Khao Restaurant
        Kittichai Thai
        Lemongrass Grill
        Ozen Asian Fusion Cuisine Inc
        Pam Real Thai
        Regional thai
        Thai Market Inc
        Thai Terminal

        Just learned last night about Kelley & Ping serving it from some scouts of mine, pulled over from their sister restaurant Kin Khao. Haven't had K&P's, but if Kin Khao's is any indication, it's probably good.

        in addition to the names Scarlet listed, it's sometimes called Northern Thai Noodles or simply Egg Noodles with Yellow Curry. Enjoy your search, it's addictive as you can tell! Let us know what you find.

        Thai Market
        960 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025

        60 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012

        Pam Real Thai
        404 W 49th St, New York, NY 10019

        Chili Thai
        712 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

        760 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025

        Kelley and Ping
        127 Greene St, New York, NY 10012

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        1. re: ephramzz

          hard to find,,,, a decent one in nyc never found one that has managed to get it right,,,, want real khao soi gotta go to chiang mai, all others dont do it justice

          1. re: ephramzz

            Hey Ephramzz,
            You missed one at least:
            Bangkok Grand Palace 882 First Avenue (btw 49th and 50th)
            The rest of the food isn't great, but the khao soi is not terrible. I wouldn't go out of your way, but if your quest really to try 'em all, then go for it!

            1. re: chowbeth

              Chowbeth, what is it listed as on the menu at Bangkok Grand Palace? I don't see it on their menu on menupages

              I've since heard about Pad Thai and been to Blue Chili (good, but lights give me seizures), Open the Sesame (pretty strange version), Tony Thai's on 7th in Park Slope (good for take out), and of course Rhong Tiam which has to be my favorite in the city overall.

              Open the Sesame
              198 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

              541 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012

              251 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019

              Thai Tony's
              3019 Fort Hamilton Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11218

              Pad Thai
              114 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011

            2. re: ephramzz

              Rhong Tiam makes it and it's delish. Depending on which menu you are looking at, you may have to order off the menu.

            3. I had it at blue chili (aka Siam inn). Surprisingly for a restaurant that sells both thai food and sushi, it was pretty good with all the traditional garnishings

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              1. re: xigua

                Thanks for the tip on Blue Chili, Xigua. I'll definitely give that one a try soon as I just found it through the dish search on I was surprised as well that Ozen, a place that serves Thai, Japanese, and Vietnamese food actually had really good Khao Soi. I usually discount those multi-cuisine places as well, but in this case I think the chef is Thai.