The great variety of dishes and regional specialties that makes Thai cuisine one of the most interesting in the world. It is renowned for its visual appeal and nutritive value, but also the harmonious and subtle blend of the spicy, sour, sweet, and salty that come from multiple vegetables such as basil leaves, bamboo, and green belt pepper.
This summer I felt in love with Thai food, and the love stemmed from a cup of iced Thai tea at Silom Thai. Unlike US iced tea, Thai iced tea is usually blended with condensed milk or half-half cream to give it a creamy mouth-feel. Whenever I feel like dining out, Thai cuisine is at the top of my go-to list, I guess really because that cup of iced tea.
Talking about Silom Thai, it has the best decorations among the Thai restaurants that I have been to in US. It is hyper-designed and filled with modern art and funky light fixtures. A little detailed caught my attention: the server used the straw paper cover to make a little cute rose – oh for me that’s passion for food and just made the experience great (yes I am big fan for details). If you visit Chelsea Market at the 8th Street, you can easily find this place, and try their fried rice you won’t regret.
Overall Recommendation: 3 stars (if you do like Thai food)
Atmosphere: 4 stars. Better than many other Thai restaurants – the big lotus painting is mind blowing.
Flavor: 3 stars
Presentation: 3 stars
Price: 15-20 / person including drinks
Service: 5 stars
Address: 150 8th Ave, Manhattan, NY 10011