I'm running a Modern Thai restaurant in Oslo, and will be on a food -inspiration trip to NY.
I'm interested in Thai, Malay, Lao food, but open to other Asian restaurants or street food. korean food is also interesting
The must visit in Queens:
Ayada--maybe the best Thai in NYC
Sri Sraphai-- also quite wonderful, but busy and frenetic if you go at a busy time. Excellent food
Chao Thai-- Also excellent, tiny space so time your visit or you will wait for a table --excellent food
Nusara-- not quite up to the others, but quite wonderful-- best duck salad IMO.