Thai Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    Five Restaurants That Opened In NYC This Week

    When one restaurant's doors close, another restaurant's doors open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week: Red Hook gets a Thai restaurant, chicken wings hit the Lower East Side in full force, and the Le Bernardin team opens ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    An Early Taste of the Dishes of Choice Eats

    Just five more days until our seventh annual Choice Eats tasting event, when more than 80 restaurants from around the city will come together under one roof at Basketball City (299 South Street). Have you purchased your tickets to feast? Your $60 general admission fare ($70 at the door) gets you unl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    18 More Restaurants Join Our Choice Eats Lineup

    We're exactly one month away from Choice Eats, our tasting event that brings together restaurants from all over the city under one roof. Nab a ticket, and you'll be able to taste kolaches, barbecue, fried chicken, Austrian food, ramen, Greek fare, Thai dishes, Liberian eats, and much, much more. We' ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 1, 2013


    All things handmade 
take center stage

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    5 Best Weekend Food Events

    Friday, April 26 Thai Street-Food Demonstration Chef Jay Weinstein will demonstrate how to make four different Thai curry pastes at the National Gourmet Institute from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Weinstein will pair the pastes with traditional street dishes like vegetable pad Thai, seitan satays, and yellow curr ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 20, 2013

    Xixa Shines Bright in Williamsburg

    The duo behind Traif runs a Mexican-ish kitchen

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Qi Thai Grill Opens in Williamsburg, American Flatbread Opens in Tribeca

    Williamsburg got a new thai spot from Pichet Ong and Sripraphai Tipmanee. Qi Thai Grill opened last week on N. 9th Street and the menu features a combination of small plates from Tipmanee's Woodside restaurant Sripraphai, and savory specials and desserts from Ong. Think Chiang Mai sausages and beef ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 13, 2012

    Pok Pok Ny: Bangkok Pop, No Fetishes

    Andy Ricker draws Thai-food lovers to Truckland, Brooklyn

  • Dining

    March 7, 2012

    Talde: Pan-Asian in the Pan

    A Top Chef-er takes his toque to the Slope

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Make Harold Dieterle's Miang of Peekytoe Crab

    ​Harold Dieterle, the Season 1 winner of Top Chef and owner of two successful New York restaurants with a third on the way, is a badass chef. His first venture, Perilla, is a Greenwich Village stalwart that's been dishing out duck meatballs for years. At nearby Kin Shop, he's doing Thai food with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    5 Reinvented Takeout Staples at Talde

    For this week's review, I headed out to Park Slope to visit Talde, the new restaurant from Dale Talde (of Top Chef and Buddakan fame). It's easy to like the grub served here; much of it is elevated reinterpretations of beloved Asian takeout staples: dumplings, buns, pancakes, and more. Only instea ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 15, 2011

    Zabb Elee--Slurp That Pig Blood

    Plus, some proper Thai hotness for searing your tongue

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Marcella Caprario Let Off the Hook in Trader Joe's Thai Food Slapping Trial

    ​A new precedent was set today in Manhattan court: if someone gets between you and your frozen food at Trader Joe's, you can slap them so hard that their ears ring, legally. Today, the 37-year-old amateur opera singer and part-time teacher Marcella Caprario was found not guilty on charges of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    The Wild and Wacky Flavors of Laboratorio del Gelato

    ​Beet is one of the stranger new flavors at Laboratorio del Gelato. Now that Laboratorio is in its new digs on Houston Street, steps away from Katz's Deli, we can realize just how wonderful their oddest flavors can be. In the old place on Orchard, maybe there were plenty of off-the-wall sel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    The Early Word: Zabb Elee in Manhattan

    Rebecca MarxA little Isan in the East Village​When we heard that Zabb Elee had replaced the very mediocre Le Da Nang, we were very excited, primarily because we live within walking distance of the restaurant and the East Village is in need of some Isan (the region of Northern Thailand near Lao ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Lotus of Siam Founders Pull Out

    Robert SietsemaNorthern Larb at Lotus of Siam​After a flurry of mixed reviews, husband-and-wife team Bill and Saipin Chutima have decided to leave the New York branch of their acclaimed Las Vegas Thai restaurant, Lotus of Siam. Diner's Journal spoke to their daughter, Pennapa Chutima, who said ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Ask the Critics: Where Should I Eat Pre-Theater?

    commons.wikimedia.orgBright lights, big city. But where to eat?​Christal M. asks: My husband and I are coming to the city from out of state this Saturday to see a show. We were hoping you might recommend a restaurant in the Theater District. When we have done this excursion in the past, we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Caliu; Lauren Shockey at FishTag

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema checks out the latest addition to New York's tapashere: Caliu. Lauren Shockey gets past the unfortunate name of Michael Psilakis's new restaurant, FishTag, and proceeds to have a nice meal. Sam Sifton awards two stars to Ciano, citing, "[Shea] Gallante's food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Kin Shop Is Now Serving Lunch

    Photo courtesy of Kin ShopKin Shop's egg noodles in maitake mushroom broth with poached duck egg.​Since it opened in mid-October, Harold Dieterle's Kin Shop has been enjoying some pretty strong informal reviews from Yelpers, Chowhounders, and Serious Eaters alike. As of today, the modern Thai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Eton Vanderbilt; Goodbye to The Corner

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Tribeca mainstay, Columbine, is closing after 13 years of operation. Owner Barbara Stratton is planning to relocate nearby. [Tribeca Trib via Grub Street]​ The Corner on the Upper West S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Vegas's Lotus of Siam Coming Soon to NYC

    Like Pizzeria Bianco in Phoenix, Vegas's Lotus of Siam has attained an almost mythic status, often called the best Thai restaurant in the country. When you've never been to a restaurant, the food can soar in your imagination and never come bumping down to earth the way a real meal (no matter how goo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Harold Dieterle on Tiresome Restaurant Trends, Yelp, and his Favorite Places to Eat

    Vicky WasikChef Harold Dieterle​Harold Dieterle, he of Top Chef's first season, is the owner and chef of Perilla. Last week, he opened Kin Shop, a modern Thai restaurant in the West Village. Yesterday, we caught up with Dieterle to get the details on Kin Shop's food and his thoughts on realit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Harold Dieterle on Brand-New Kin Shop, Top Chef, and Being 'Mr. à la Carte'

    Vicky WasikChef Harold Dieterle​Harold Dieterle is perhaps best known for winning the first season of Top Chef, but he's been obsessed with cooking since high school, after which he attended the Culinary Institute of America. He's cooked at Red Bar, 1770 House, and The Harrison. After winnin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Keith Kornfeld Takes Over at Pranna

    A little more than a year after Gavin Portsmouth was hired to share chef duties with Chai Trivedi in the kitchen of Pranna, the Murray Hill Southeast Asian restaurant has announced that it has a new executive chef. Per a release, Keith Kornfeld is now the man in charge. He previously worked at resta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Veggie Tales: How the Pret-a-Manger Options Stack Up

    The onion knows its place in Arora Creations' Vegetable Korma. Photo by Victoria Bekiempis​Like their meaty relatives, vegetarian-friendly TV dinners and pre-made meals can be as tasteless as they are convenient. Often overloaded with salt and sameness, many are too mushy (and mysterious) to e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Vegetarian (and Vegan) Delights of NYC: Mock Duck at Sumran Thai in Astoria, Queens

    ​Sumran Thai makes extensive use of mock duck, as in the above "sweet chili paste" preparation. I was bummed to hear recently that my favorite Astorian Thai, Poodam, had closed down. I didn't totally give up hope, though, since Poodam had closed before -- once for several months -- only to re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Tendon Soup Thickened with Pig Blood at Sripraphai

    ​The pig blood renders the broth rich and salty. The Organ Meat Society convened last night at Sripraphai, a Thai restaurant in Woodside, Queens, that began life more than a decade ago as a bakery, also selling homemade snacks and a simple roster of meals. That one room has ballooned into thr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    The Early Word--Indian Road

    The restaurant Indian Road is located on Indian Road. Well, duh! Quick! Where the hell is Indian Road? It's across the street from the Columbia crew house, running from 214th to 218th Street along the northeastern edge of Inwood Hill Park, parallel to the lagoon. It's also a stone's throw from the r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    The Early Word -- Fatty Crab [Uptown]

    Saturday evening, just thinking about dinner before heading out to a rock club, I got a text from Zak Pelaccio: "Come up for some eats tonight," and later, by way of further incentive: "I have some baby lamb and some other fun." The carrion call of roast flesh was irresistible. I knew I couldn't rev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2008

    When Congress Orders Take-Out

    What's a corporate bail-out party without pad Thai?

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2007
  • Dining

    October 24, 2006

    Single White Wonton

    Choice Chao might well be the best Thai in town

  • NYC Life

    August 13, 2002
  • Dining

    April 17, 2001