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H Manning Mar 8, 2011 07:22 AM

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

  1. JungMann Mar 8, 2011 11:20 AM

    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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      foodwhisperer Mar 8, 2011 10:13 PM

      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

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        H Manning Mar 9, 2011 06:24 AM

        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

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      kathryn Mar 9, 2011 05:30 AM

      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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        skgchow Mar 9, 2011 08:13 AM

        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!

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          H Manning Mar 9, 2011 08:32 AM

          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...

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            kathryn Mar 9, 2011 04:24 PM

            Rhong Tiam Express is good.

            Try also Thai Talent Kitchen.

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              skgchow Mar 14, 2011 11:12 AM

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

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                Simon Mar 14, 2011 12:36 PM

                Klong??...good luck...

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                  skgchow Mar 15, 2011 08:22 AM

                  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.

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