Zabb Elee is still Zabb Elee.
They say it's Isan for "really delicious", and it still is.
I haven't been there in months, and given the buzz over chef Pooodam's Larb Ubol, I wasn't sure what to expect.
Nothing's changed; we had Som Tum Thai, Yum Kai Dao and Pad Ped Moo Krob. Everything was great, and I'd rank them pretty much dead even with LU.
The salad dishes remain more generously dressed than their counterparts at LU, which I like. I'd give LU an extra point for their PPMK, but ZE ha lost none of its might.
My son (30) and I will have 5 days in New York City first week of November, so we have pretty much one shot each for dinner at the best of the best in several categories: Thai, sushi, Italian, and deli. I already have an Open Table rez at Jungsik for our Wednesday. Lunches, snacks, and cocktails/bar food will be "flex and explore."
Which Thai restaurant would you consider your "don't miss?" I'd prefer sticking to Manhattan but I'm open to ideas.