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Yul Brynner's Last Meal New York 2007 - Chao Thai

Chao Thai

Chao Thai

85-03 Whitney Ave.

Flushing, NY 11373

718-424-4999

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In his movie career, the Russian-born Brynner played an Egyptian pharaoh, a Hebrew judge, and a Mexican rebel. But since he graced Broadway with 4,626 performances as the Siamese King Mongkut, let's get Yul a painfully hot Thai meal to punish him for impersonating somebody of another race. At Elmhurst's Chao Thai, he'll sup on a bar snack of sour pork sausage and peanuts, then chase it with a tart Isaan-style salad of sun-dried catfish. As he eats, we'll play "Jo Jo's Jacket," a song about Yul's shaved head by Steve Malkmus: "I'm not what you think I am/ I'm the king of Siam."
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