We are lucky to have Ceetay over on Alexander.
But I wanted a Thai neighborhood,
so we headed out to Queens.
I Am Thai restaurant is lauded online, plus it’s at the Lincoln Avenue subway stop, an encouraging coincidence.
It’s not fancy.
And very small.
But the last time I had smoky shrimp padthai this fine I was on a steaming ferry in Sydney Harbour.
Red pepper ground chicken with fried eggs was fairly hot, I thought, when ordered “medium.”
The glass noodles are served warm and luscious; the lettuce, peanuts and the squid are cold and crunchy. Delicious.
And the green papaya salad was so good I wished we’d gotten another and brought it home.
Warm duck in cold plum sauce in a wrap? COME ON.
These were really good.
Only the pumpkin in the mixed vegetables wasn’t up to par, perhaps understandable since real pumpkin doesn’t arrive until October.
But what a feed, two salads, three entrees plus the duck wraps, 50 bucks. And a romantic skyline view on the way home.
Two blocks from 52nd street on the 7 out in Queens.
If you are heading out, let me know.
(more shrimp pad thai) ;-)