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Galanga or Tue Thai?

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Has anyone been to either restaurant? I did a search for Thai in the West Village and didn't come up with much. Kin Shop is great but we're looking for something less fancy. Thanks!

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Galanga
149 W 4th St, New York, NY 10012

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  1. I've been to Tue. It is nothing amazing, but still a good meal at a very good price. It is a good standby for Thai in the neighborhood.

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    1. re: JungMann

      The Thai restaurant on 8th st and 6th ave. around the corner from the newsstand. Is pretty good thai food. Not great, but the people cooking are Thai, and that's a good sign

      1. re: foodwhisperer

        If you meant the Thai restaurant as you turn west from the corner of 8th St. & 6th Ave., that's Tue Thai. We tried it last night and were very pleased with the food, service, and prices.

        Galanga next time. Thanks everyone!

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        Galanga
        149 W 4th St, New York, NY 10012

    2. Galanga is OK. Works in a pinch. I like but do not love their Khao Soi.

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      Galanga
      149 W 4th St, New York, NY 10012

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      1. re: kathryn

        Agree - overall Galanga is just OK. Would perhaps go if in the area, but wouldn't make a point to eat there.

        I am on a mission to try every Khao Soi dish in the city. I found the version at Galanga to be watery and tasteless. I loved Rhong Tiam's version and was so sad when they closed. If you have recommendations of good preparations of the dish, I'd love to hear!

        1. re: skgchow

          I think the Khao Soi chicken is available at Rhong Tiam Express on 31 East 21st Street (look under "Chef's Favorite").

          http://rhong-tiam.com/content/Rhong-T...

          1. re: skgchow

            Rhong Tiam Express is good.

            Try also Thai Talent Kitchen.

            1. re: kathryn

              Thanks! Will try RTExpress and Thai Talent Kitchen. Am trying to Khao Soi at Klong tonight.

              1. re: skgchow

                Klong??...good luck...

                1. re: Simon

                  The Khao Soi at Klong, aka Floating Market Curry Noodles, was better than Galanga, but still not great. Still didn't have the depth of flavor, was a little watery, and didn't come with the appropriate condiments (pickled/fried shallots, bean sprouts, lime etc). Next on the Khao Soi journey - Thai Talent Kitchen.