Tiniest Thai New York 2006 - Mom Mam #1 Thai
There's no denying the excellence of the yum nam sod at Mom Mam #1 Thai, a storefront so small that the cook has to push past the handful of diners to go downstairs whenever she needs supplies. The yum is a ground pork salad so piquant, you'll have to take a sip of water (or carry-in beer) between bites. The cooking is done on such a small and loving scale, that nearly everything is fab, including the city's best pad thai— insanely simple, bearing no sloppy sweet goop and enlivened with a quick squeeze of lime. And don't, whatever you do, miss the curry puffs.