|Good for Groups||Vegetarian-Friendly|
The peeling-paint decor at Ed and Pookie Duangrat’s Thai restaurant might be tired, but the cooking? Hardly. This is a menu full of energy and eccentricities, especially when it comes to the snacky side—we go for dumplings wrapped in lychee bulbs, buttery wok-roasted cashews, and a fiery dip of “Thai Bolognese.” The kitchen is especially good with the fry basket. A winning salad features shards of crunchy catfish doused in lime juice and plenty of cilantro, while hunks of battered cod get treated to an addictive red-chili sauce.
Also good: Shrimp-and-pork dumplings; Floating Market Noodle Soup; roast pork with red curry; khao soi (chicken curry with egg noodles); coconut sticky rice.