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Re: Little Bangkok / Local Thai Boom
« Reply #60 on: August 09, 2017, 11:37:01 AM »

Hugesan nyc is an unfortunate name, much like these

http://www.boredpanda.com/worst-domain-names/

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« Reply #61 on: August 09, 2017, 01:38:20 PM »

Hugesan nyc is an unfortunate name, much like these

http://www.boredpanda.com/worst-domain-names/

...well, not that much like those.
I mean if it was located in the Cook Islands, maybe...
Thanks for the link tho - great lunchtime imagery.

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Re: Little Bangkok / Local Thai Boom
« Reply #62 on: August 09, 2017, 05:04:35 PM »
isn't hug a thai word for love?

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« Reply #63 on: August 13, 2017, 03:06:20 PM »
had lunch at Hug Esan; really enjoyed it! I had the roast chicken and bamboo larb- both were great. I ordered the larb medium spicy and it was bracing (in a good way). Chicken skin was perfectly crisp. I hope people will give it a try- note that they are cash only fyi

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Re: Little Bangkok / Local Thai Boom
« Reply #64 on: September 29, 2017, 01:39:51 AM »
Has anybody been to Pulau Pinang? Not Thai but quite delicious regardless and Malaysian food does have some overlap in terms of flavors and ingredients. The crispy pork chop is a personal favorite, in addition to all the fried rice dishes and laksa.

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Re: Little Bangkok / Local Thai Boom
« Reply #65 on: September 29, 2017, 08:54:05 AM »
Has anybody been to Pulau Pinang? Not Thai but quite delicious regardless and Malaysian food does have some overlap in terms of flavors and ingredients. The crispy pork chop is a personal favorite, in addition to all the fried rice dishes and laksa.


That's one of my favorite restaurants and I recommend all my friends go there. It's Malaysian / taiwanese

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Re: Little Bangkok / Local Thai Boom
« Reply #66 on: November 03, 2017, 10:30:18 AM »
http://chopsticksandmarrow.com/2017/10/first-taste-khao-nom-opens-with-thai-tacos-old-school-noodles/

First Taste: Khao Nom Opens with Thai Tacos, Old School Noodles

10/09/17
by Joe DiStefano

Elmhurst’s Little Bangkok is the gift that keeps on giving. Khao Nom is the latest entrant in the nexus of deliciousness that radiates outward from the junction of Woodside Avenue and Broadway. When I say latest I mean very latest, as in they opened last Thursday. Food critics normally stay away from a place for several weeks before spilling ink, thankfully as a food writer I have no such constraints.

When I first heard about Khao Nom—whose name means dessert—I was told that its mainstay would be old-fashioned Thai dessert. So when I visited on opening day I was surprised to find a six-item menu of savories, including something called chan noodle ($11). It’s a generous tangle of chewy flat rice noodles known as sen chan, flavored with chili and tamarind and surmounted by two huge prawns. It comes with a back story too.

My pal Joel, a go-to source for all things related to Thai food culture tells me it’s a forerunner of pad thai that dates back to the time when Siam became Thailand and there was a rice shortage. Prime minister Plaek Phibunsongkhram encouraged the eating of noodles and set up a contest. The story goes that the winner of the contest was sen chan (chan noodles) named after the town Chantaburi.

Click link at top for full article

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Re: Little Bangkok / Local Thai Boom
« Reply #67 on: December 01, 2017, 04:54:47 PM »
Khao Nom just written up in the NYTimes:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/30/dining/khao-nom-review-thai-desserts-queens.html?&moduleDetail=section-news-5&action=click&contentCollection=Food&region=Footer&module=MoreInSection&version=WhatsNext&contentID=WhatsNext&pgtype=article


I went for the first time last week and loved it! I tried the coconut milk ice cream and the pandan tart. Especially loved the tart. Can't wait to go back and try more.

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Re: Little Bangkok / Local Thai Boom
« Reply #68 on: June 10, 2019, 09:22:59 AM »
NYMag/GrubStreet's new list of NYC's best Thai restaurants includes 10 (out of 19) in Elmhurst, Woodside, or JH (Kitchen 79).

Many classics and a few surprises:
http://www.grubstreet.com/bestofnewyork/absolute-best-thai-restaurants-in-nyc.html

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« Reply #69 on: June 11, 2019, 11:49:48 AM »
AND we were shortchanged. Dek Sen should definitely be on the list. I also really like Boon Chu and the new noodle place is great too.


I think Moo is better than the khao man gai place for specialty places. Also, not a big fan of Paet Rio. But that is only one cisman's opinion.

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Re: Little Bangkok / Local Thai Boom
« Reply #70 on: July 06, 2019, 12:45:56 PM »
I would also like to give a shout out to the  Thai stalls in the new Hong Kong Food Mart in Elmhurst. There is one that sells plates of suckling pig and hainanese chicken that I'm a particular fan of. They're giving away free Thai iced teas with every order right now, get it while it's hot. a lot of the places in that mall are going to close in a matter of months but I hope that the two Thai stalls that I have tried will stay open

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Re: Little Bangkok / Local Thai Boom
« Reply #70 on: July 06, 2019, 12:45:56 PM »