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"Wet" pad thai in Queens?

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Sammiches Jun 9, 2008 07:27 AM

This is a strange question, but what thai places in Queens serve their pad thai wet or slimy versus super-dry/crispy? I prefer my pad thai with more moisture and very spicy.

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    liveloveat34 RE: Sammiches Jun 9, 2008 11:32 AM

    i recently tried out leng's in astoria- around 33rd(?) and broadway- had the pad thai. thought it was pretty good, and while not slimy, it was rather moist compared to other pad thai. came with big plump shrimp and i asked for it extra extra spicy, and it sure was...especially after the very spicy papaya salad. very good, i'd def recommend both.

    1. NYJewboy RE: Sammiches Jun 9, 2008 11:58 AM

      Have you ever tried Ubol's? They used to be great, a long time ago.

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        Astoria Lurker RE: NYJewboy Jun 9, 2008 01:13 PM

        Ubol's is terrible, don't bother, and I mean really awful. They may have had a few years of greatness but that ended a while ago.

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          food_lover_yum RE: Astoria Lurker Jun 16, 2008 10:37 AM

          You must try Red Basil Thai on upper Steinway basicly everything is good. Try their curries it's the real thing....

      2. Miss Needle RE: Sammiches Jun 9, 2008 02:20 PM

        I don't know where you can find pad thai that's more wet, but if you ask them to make it spicy they generally will abide. Some Thai restaurants have a condiment tray of sugar and spices where you personalize your food.

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          liveloveat34 RE: Miss Needle Jun 11, 2008 05:14 PM

          yes lengs gave me additional spices that i added a touch of because it was plenty spicy as i had requested.

        2. cmoore618 RE: Sammiches Jun 14, 2008 11:03 AM

          I just had a much-moister-than-most-places (in a good way) version at Green Papaya:

          3804 Prince St
          Flushing, NY 11354
          (718) 353-1888

          Enjoy!

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