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Chowdown at Four Seasons Thai in Piscataway

equal_Mark Jan 4, 2014 06:20 AM

Anybody game?

http://www.pad-thai.com/4seasons01-10...

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  1. seal RE: equal_Mark Jan 4, 2014 06:24 AM

    Always ;o)

    As usual, depends on date and time, but I love this place.

    1. Tapas52 RE: equal_Mark Jan 4, 2014 05:07 PM

      Let's make it Saturday the January 11th, 1pm or as a second choice Saturday January 18th, 1pm...
      I'm good both dates.

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        equal_Mark RE: Tapas52 Jan 4, 2014 07:57 PM

        Glad you decided to take the reigns and set this one up, Tapas! Given that the best attendance of a recent NJ CH Chowdown was the Sichuan meal at Jing Chuan in Hazlet, it would seem that a midday meal at 4 Seasons would be a good idea! Lets do this!

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          Tapas52 RE: equal_Mark Jan 4, 2014 08:28 PM

          email me if interested in attending Saturday January 11th, 1pm

          musicman505@optonline.net

      2. equal_Mark RE: equal_Mark Jan 6, 2014 07:23 AM

        Anyuone? Bueller?

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          Tapas52 RE: equal_Mark Jan 7, 2014 07:18 AM

          Me & Mark will be there at 4 seasons this Sat Jan 11th, ..1pm if anyone want to join us?...more people,...
          more dishes to try.. ;-)

          Thanx

          http://www.pad-thai.com/4seasons01-10...

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            LifeGeek RE: equal_Mark Jan 7, 2014 10:03 AM

            I should be able to make it plus one. Issan style thai has been all the rage in nyc. There has been a few very good places open up and seriouseats.com has done a good job covering it and other articles related to thai food in general. This is one such article I came across that thought would be worth sharing. It is pretty entertaining. Look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday.

            http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2013/1...

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              Tapas52 RE: LifeGeek Jan 7, 2014 10:23 AM

              life geek see you there also...should be fun.

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            joonjoon RE: equal_Mark Jan 7, 2014 08:36 AM

            I should be able to make it!

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              Tapas52 RE: joonjoon Jan 7, 2014 09:19 AM

              great see you there joonjoon 1pm

            2. equal_Mark RE: equal_Mark Jan 7, 2014 10:32 AM

              Does anybody who is familiar with 4 Seasons have recommendations on dishes that we ought to try?

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                seal RE: equal_Mark Jan 7, 2014 01:33 PM

                Lap Chung fried rice, shrimp and avocado in penang, lamb chop special, garlic beef.

                I love all their food but the above are the best versions I have ever had of those dishes.

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                  LifeGeek RE: equal_Mark Jan 7, 2014 01:39 PM

                  A few dishes that I heard were good:

                  Tod Kratiem Prig Tai (pork sauteed in garlic and black pepper with Napa cabbage)
                  Guay Teow Pad Ped Kee Moa
                  Moo Dad Deow (crispy pork) appetizer

                  Just typing this made me really hungry!

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                    cranrob RE: equal_Mark Jan 8, 2014 09:28 AM

                    Always loved the Moo Tod Rad Prig there.

                    Moo = Pork
                    Tod = Deep fried
                    Rad = Poured / Topped with
                    Prig = Spicy

                    So, Fried pork with topped with a spicy sauce

                    Or, as menu says: Crispy fried pork topped with onions, garlic, peppers and a chili sauce

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                      Tapas52 RE: cranrob Jan 8, 2014 11:56 AM

                      cranrob sounds delish....must try sat....thanx

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                        Tapas52 RE: Tapas52 Jan 9, 2014 04:57 AM

                        So far we have approx 8 people .......always room for more.

                        see you all there 1pm!

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                    albinoni RE: equal_Mark Jan 10, 2014 12:34 PM

                    Is this to take place tomorrow 1/11 at 1? If so, albinoni (Charlie) will be there!

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                      Tapas52 RE: albinoni Jan 11, 2014 09:56 AM

                      Yes

                    2. equal_Mark RE: equal_Mark Jan 11, 2014 12:46 PM

                      Wankers.

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                        MarlboroMan RE: equal_Mark Jan 11, 2014 01:18 PM

                        Let me guess. Only you and Tapas showed up?

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                          equal_Mark RE: MarlboroMan Jan 11, 2014 02:00 PM

                          One other person, albinoni, who luckily turned out to be a regular on a first name basis with the staff.

                          Food was excellent. Appetizer of Spicy Pork, Spring rolls, Seafood Sausage and Mussels sauteed in a sweet and spicy sauce.

                          Entrees included

                          Tod Kratiem Prig Tai (pork sauteed in garlic and black pepper with Napa cabbage)

                          Pad Ped Prig Tai Ond (Young peppercorn with chicken sauteed in chili paste with lime leaves and fresh chili) the "Young Peppercorns" turned out to be Sezchuan peppercorns.

                          A spicy seafood dish that was not on the menu (We had asked if they had a spicy seafood dish and the waiter just nodded. Later, when asked what dish on the menu it was he just shrugged and said it wasn't on the menu.

                          All the food was great! Nicely spiced and flavorful. The entrees were particularly spicy and there was no need for the Sriracha sauce I had brought.

                          All in all, highly recommended.

                          Pic of table behind Tapas that was covered in chile peppers in various stages of prep...

                           
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                            Tapas52 RE: equal_Mark Jan 12, 2014 04:39 AM

                            All we can do is announce a chow down meeting after that who ever attends is a crap shoot, the more the merrier and the more dishes we can try, I for one really enjoy meeting new people who enjoy what I love to do and that is tasting new cuisines from all over the world. Maybe the torrential rains kept people from attending but I'll tell you this...... Four Seasons Thai was Excellent & for sure I will be returning very soon to try many more dishes on their extensive menu. =Mark has mentioned above some of our dishes above ...but honestly I wanted to order more & more it was soooooo good lol & the heat level wasn't for armatures. Ambiance & decor isn't fancy, but the service was fast & amazing for only ONE waiter handled the entire packed restaurant of approx 10-15 tables. Our next chow down is in the works stay tuned hope to see more of you next time ...

                             
                             
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                              eleeper RE: Tapas52 Jan 12, 2014 07:04 AM

                              We would have come, but we already had dinner plans with friends from out of town--and then our car's coolant system sprang a leak and we ended up staying home altogether!

                              -:(

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                                JustJake RE: eleeper Jan 12, 2014 10:42 AM

                                You're lucky that this didn't happen last week with the frigid temps. Could have frozen your block.

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                                  Tapas52 RE: JustJake Jan 12, 2014 10:47 AM

                                  Justjake We would have gone anyway ......besides the Hot Thai Chili Peppers would have kept us pretty warm indeed at
                                  4 Seasons...lol

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                              chuck98 RE: equal_Mark Jan 12, 2014 08:47 PM

                              For future reference, the Pad Mi Ga Ti is really good - coconut noodles.

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                                Tapas52 RE: chuck98 Jan 13, 2014 05:51 AM

                                I've marked it on my menu for the next trip there thanx chuck98

                        2. JustJake RE: equal_Mark Jan 12, 2014 04:48 AM

                          Here I am this morning with my thumbs up my a$$ as I'm a day late and goddamned dollar short. Came on here wondering if there was any movement on this and lo and behold you were there yesterday. Me? I was looking for something to do with the grey day and then the rain keeping me inside, not wanting to do anything.

                          Mark, you ordered my favorite dish - Tod Kratiem Prig Tai which is a real heat merchant. I'm truly sorry that I haven't visited this site of late (holidays and my doing a side job the past week - working in the underground economy as a semi-retired? or an unemployed old bastard).

                          I presume that it will be some time before I visit Four Seasons again, as a Monmouth guy, I rarely want to venture above the Driscoll just for shitz&giggles. Truly sorry that I missed this, for #1 to put a face to a name and #2 to eat THE BEST Thai around. You have to admit Mark - it doesn't get any better than Four Seasons.

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