Has Tuk Tuk Boy Upped Their Game?
Tuk Tuk Boy, the Thai food cart on 50th btw. 6+7th, got off to a rough start back when it opened, but now that they’ve been on the street for a few months (and presumably had a chance to work out the kinks) I checked back in to see if there’s been any improvement. You might remember, Chris experienced a particularly sad looking Pad Thai that certainly didn’t justify the wait he endured to get it. Well I’m happy to report that my chicken pad thai ($6.99) looked nothing like Chris’, and didn’t taste the way he described either.
The noodles were just a little bit on the wet side and extremely tasty, even a little spicy. At close inspection, I saw tiny chili flakes throughout the dish. There was also plenty of white meat chicken. Topped with peanuts and scallions, it was a pretty decent Pad Thai. In fact, I’d even go back there to get it.
I’m all for fried stuff — in fact, spring rolls are some of my favorite apps on any Asian menu — but the crab and shrimp rolls (4 for $2.99) were too oily. Really, it’s nothing a few seconds on a paper towel wouldn’t probably solve. The rolls were filled with minced crab and shrimp, but the taste of fried overpowered the taste of the filling. I’d probably skip ‘em next time.
If we end up judging Thai restaurants — first and foremost — by their Pad Thai, I wouldn’t write off our very first Thai cart yet. They just might be getting into a groove.
Tuk Tuk Boy, 50th btw. 6+7th