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AM Thai Kitchen - Kensington

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We sampled some food from AM-Thai Kitchen on McDonald Ave last weekend, at the Kensington World's Fair. We liked it so much we decided to get delivery last night. Fortunately, they do deliver all the way over to us on E 18th st. We got:

Curry puff (really filling and flavorful, they had a pumpkin puff at the KWF)
Shrimp dumplings (very good, pretty much what we expected)
Chicken Wings (fine, ok, not really anything you wouldn't expect. my wife was craving them.)

Special Duck Pad Thai (kind of disappointing... fatty, flavorless duck. Strange noodles that kind of grew on me, but at $13 probably wouldn't order again.)
Pumpkin curry (great heat.... really liked it but instead of pumpkin they gave us squash, which was unpeeled. Kind of put me off.)

Anyway, I really want to like this place, but at over $40 including tax and tip, I was expecting more. Not more volume (we ordered a lot) but more.... "wow". I don''t know. Anyone else have thoughts on this place, or other Thai restaurants in the Kensington / Ditmas / Midwood area?

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  1. I have had their pumpkin curry and found it to be awesome.. Lots of really good things on the menu.. I normally roll up to the small tables and sit there.. This is the best thai place I have been to in Brooklyn.. Though, I must say, Queens, Sripraprhai, Ploy, and Ayada are quicker to get to than driving here.. And if it's a toss up between those three and AM, I am heading to queens.

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    Ayada
    77-08 Woodside Ave, Queens, NY 11373

    1. I like their Khao Soy Gai and informal family atmosphere. This and the place on 8th Ave in Sunset Park Chinatown might be the best Thai in BK, but as Daniel76 says Queens Thai is on a much higher level.

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      1. re: Barry Strugatz

        Which place on 8th ave are you referring to? i never go to sunset park looking for thai, but its not that far (and closer, to me, than queens) so i'd be interested in hearing about other options.

        1. re: tex.s.toast

          Mai Thai 8th Ave & 47th.

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          Mai Thai
          4618 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220

          1. re: Barry Strugatz

            I LOVE Mai Thai. They have Jungle curry, which is good for anyone looking for non-greasy thai food. Super spicy and essentially no oil.

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            Mai Thai
            4618 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220

      2. The pumpkin curry is usually great. Try again.
        Try the Crispy Duck with rice noodle and chinese broccoli around the corner at Thai Tony's.
        http://www.thaitonys.com/

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