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Tiny Thai, 3rd & 88

lemarais Aug 11, 2012 11:31 AM

Anybody been? Had a quick Tom Yam & Noodle lunch there recently, was quite decent, great price, and very spiffy quarters.

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    lemarais Aug 13, 2012 04:47 PM

    Wow, no Chowhounders have been here?

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    1. re: lemarais
      debinqueens Aug 13, 2012 05:45 PM

      tried two takeout meals with mixed results. the tom yum was pretty bad. not much flavor beyond a bland broth. noodles in a "spicy noodle" were utter mush, but the promised spice was there, and nuanced surprisingly well.

      also tried a shrimp dish -- forget which -- and found the shrimp itself to be way way overdone and low quality, but cooked well. will give credit for flavor in everything but the soup....a nice blend of sweet, salty, fishy....and enough spice to be credible.

      1. re: lemarais
        GaryUES Aug 13, 2012 08:08 PM

        Ordered several times. The crispy duck is excellent (moist, but not fatty).

        1. re: lemarais
          UES Mayor Aug 14, 2012 04:06 AM

          was so disgusting i never went back-ghetto food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          1. re: UES Mayor
            debinqueens Aug 14, 2012 06:43 AM

            mayor, could you explain that pejorative, or at least narrow it down?

            was it old-school ghetto from europe in the 40s? or more the modern kind, where you were handed your food through bulletproof glass, with plenty of off-brand catsup?

            1. re: debinqueens
              UES Mayor Aug 15, 2012 03:54 AM

              by ghetto I mean cloyingly sweet and downright disgusting meal I had. I eat every meal out including breakfast, lunch and dinner, so I am well versed on what's what. First of all, the staff is very unfriendly which I can get over as long as food is at least good to great. When i expressed my displeasure with such a simple dish (pad thai), they said nothing.My response is to not go back.

              1. re: UES Mayor
                debinqueens Aug 15, 2012 06:44 AM

                thanks, mayor -- i always get a little sensitive about that blanket term because i grew up in what many/most of the posters here would call a ghetto, and there was some excellent food served there.

                i didn't find tiny to be the sort of place you're describing, just a bit on the dull side, and a bit lax with ingredient quality.

                p.s. i sure do admire the ability to live entirely kitchen-free! ;)

          2. re: lemarais
            JungMann Aug 14, 2012 05:57 AM

            I am pretty sure I have ordered delivery from there and was not impressed. Just your standard, underseasoned Americanized restaurant. There are better options for dining in the vicinity and if I'm feeling like Thai in the neighborhood, I just order from Gong.

            1. re: JungMann
              UES Mayor Aug 15, 2012 03:56 AM

              Do you me Ging? Ging's food is extremely well done-everytime I have a meal from there, I feel like it's from a fancy restaurant's kitchen! Very delicious -very gourmet!!!

              1. re: UES Mayor
                JungMann Aug 15, 2012 05:58 AM

                Not Ging. I'd have to look at what their delivery menu looks like, but if it's the place I'm thinking of, they are the type of pan-Asian confusion that can't decide what they're going for and therefore can't do anything. Gong, however, is strictly Thai, located on Third and 99th.

                1. re: JungMann
                  UES Mayor Aug 15, 2012 08:13 AM

                  No-you are incorrect-Ging is on 88th and third-for sure!!! I live on 87th Street and eat there all the time.

                  1. re: UES Mayor
                    dyrewolf Aug 15, 2012 08:27 AM

                    Just an FYI there is a Ging on 3rd at 87th/88th AND a Gong at 99th between Lex and 3rd.

                    Seems that while you eat out 16 meals a day and are prob very rich and all that, you might want to stop just a sec before correcting other people cause you might be wrong BTW... using the word ghetto prob makes you more enemies than friends. (I don't particularly like the word ghetto... and also wonder how ghetto food became cloyingly sweet and disgusting... )

                    1. re: UES Mayor
                      JungMann Aug 15, 2012 08:28 AM

                      I think we are definitely talking about two different places.

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