Khao Kang in Elmhurst?
- squid kun Jul 10, 2014 03:01 PM
Anyone tried this Thai steam-table place near Ayada? http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/16/din...
My favorite Thai in the city. Very casual, home style. 3 dishes over rice for $8.15 after tax. Complimentary self service lemon water
I did take out this winter, two dishes that long siting on a steam table would not hurt, the stewed pork belly w/ tofu and a bamboo shoot dish. Both nice, but their business card is really fantastic.
Excellent little spot. Took everyone's advise and hit the place on Saturday. For someone like me that loves Thai curry and always has a hard time deciding which one to choose, this was heaven. I had three:
1. Panang Curry with pork. Mild and classic panang curry taste.
2. Green with little slices of eggplant and chicken on the bone with skin, cut into small bite sized pieces. Incendiary and delicious.
3. Sour curry. Can't remember the last time I had the stones to order this one. It came as the NYT article points out, in its own styrofoam cup. Beads of sweat rapidly formed. It had large slices of a yellow (stained from the curry?) vegetable, no idea what it was. What is beyond incendiary? I don't know but this is it.
As I walked in another customer leaving had a beer in a bag. He told me that they didn't say a word about it to him. I then grabbed a beer from the bodega a few doors down.
This place easily slides into the Thai rotation, particularly when I'm feeling like a curry is what I need. And when I feel cheap.