No one cooks Thai food like Andy Ricker. This James Beard Award-winning chef gained culinary fame for his flagship, Pok Pok, and a string of other wildly popular establishments in Portland, Ore., where he cooks a style of traditional cuisine that’s rarely found in America. The lines out the door… Read More →
The past few days had been the quick fix kind of weather, they saw a lot of stir-fries and salads happening in my house. This flavorful stir-fry with shrimp also takes its place right alongside these quickfix creations. To see more of these quick-fix seasonal creations, do not forget to… Read More →
Halibut, very much like salmon, has tremendous nutritional value. It’s a mild flavored dense fish that has the perfect texture to grill, pan fry or even simmer in stews and soups. Halibut is loaded with Omega-3s, B Vitamins and a whole host of other nutrients. It’s a flat fish that… Read More →
Thai restaurants are usually a gamble when you’re vegan. One of the very important ingredients in Thai cooking? Fish sauce. Not so friendly for us vegans! But, I love Thai food, and there are some restaurants out there that cater to those of use who love our fishy friends to… Read More →
Cue the Charlie Brown music, and let’s talk about pumpkins. Unlike Linus’ ongoing vigil in the pumpkin patch waiting on the Great Pumpkin, we do in fact have this glorious fruit (yes, it is botanically a fruit) appear every year in the Fall. Pumpkins are loaded with all kinds of… Read More →
I am a fresh obsessed freak and love fresh herbs and spices when it comes to cooking. While I use the usual set of spices, what I really cook with is a combination of ginger, garlic and an assortment of herbs and lime. One of these are the fragrant and fresh lime leaves…. Read More →
Don’t let the construction going on at Popham Road near Garth Road deter you from checking out Little Thai Kitchen (LTK for short). The new restaurant — it opened in early June — is an expansion of the chain’s restaurants in Greenwich, Conn., (on St. Roch Avenue) and Manhattan (on… Read More →
I dropped in for takeout at this new Thai restaurant on East Post Road the other day. The dining room is beautifully appointed with sandstone walls, mirrors, pendant lighting and bas relief sculptures from stone and wood. Here’s a look around:
A new owner has taken over the space in Tuckahoe that was formerly a tavern and then became Garlic & Pepper. Curious, though: the old owners kept some traditional bar items like ribs and burgers on the menu. Not any more. Now owner Panida Sabsuebwong is totally Thai, from noodle… Read More →
Small Bites readers will recognize the reporting that went into our lead story today, the Thai roundup of Rockland. (We’ll be hitting Westchester and Putnam, too.) Oh, Thai! (me, TJN) We’ve also got the review of the Sidewalk Bistro. (Jill and Deven Black/For TJN) And our latest contestant in the… Read More →
I love eggs. So when I saw that Kwan Thai had a Thai omelet with crab on its specials menu, I couldn’t resist. It was delicious, especially with the scallions and when mixed with the sriracha and soy sauces. Kwan is the last stop on my search for the best… Read More →
The first time my husband ever tried Thai food was eons ago at the King and I in Nyack. The first dish he ever ate was this one, shrimp-and-pork-stuffed squid: So when I dragged him along with me on my quest for the best Thai in Rockland, we had to… Read More →
Continuing on my quest for the best Thai in LoHud land, I paid a lunch visit to the Thai Garden in Orangeburg yesterday. I had a refreshing Thai iced tea. Delishy.
After my visit last week, I ordered pad Thai to go. I had it for lunch the next day. I don’ t know if it was just the fact that it was to go or if I didn’t love the flavor, but it wasn’t my favorite. The other dishes far… Read More →
Continuing the quest for the best Thai in LoHud, I visited Lemongrass in New City. We started with the appetizer sampler.
On my quest for the best Thai in the Lower Hudson Valley, Rockland is first. I might be a little biased when it comes to the Thai House. It’s been my Thai house of choice for years.
Come along, everybody. I’m working on a story for Rockland and Intown Westchester magazines about the best Thai food in the Lower Hudson Valley. I’ve traveled in Thailand and done my scholarly research too, learning about the influences of Chinese and Indian cooking in Thai cuisine, learning about incorporating the… Read More →