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Talent Thai Beyond the Khao Soi: Pad See Ew

Talent Thai Couple weeks ago I found myself dying for some good Thai food. I did a quick search and nothing seem too exciting showed up. Though I’m a block away from Dee Daa but Blondie didn’t make it sound like it was worth the try.  I decided to ask the Midtown Lunch twitter account (have you ever tried this?) and it pointed me to Talent Thai. A good ten blocks from my office, the thought of walking there in the summer heat made Dee Daa look that much better. But once I saw that even Robert Sietsema is a fan of  TT I felt like I needed to investigate this- sweat be damned!

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Talent Thai Also Makes a Great Green Curry: Village Voice critic (and Profiled Midtown Lunch'er) Robert Sietsema called Talent Thai's khao soi (on 34th btw. 2+3rd) one of the 10 best noodle dishes in the city earlier this month, so it should come as no surprise that the ML favorite would get a full write up!  According to the review they also make a great stewed beef soup and green curry.

Talent Thai’s Khao Soi is the Bee’s Knees


Ever since visiting Thailand 2 1/2 years ago I’ve been borderline obsessed with khao soi, the soup-like curry noodle dish topped with pickled cabbage, shallots, lime, and deep-fried crispy egg noodles. Despite all the great Thai food we have in New York, khao soi (being a Chiang Mai specialty) isn’t as ubiquitous here in the states as your pad thai, pad see ew, or the standard curry dishes (red, green, massaman, etc.) According to this post in the forums Sripraphai (unsurprisingly) makes a good version at their restaurant in Queens (I haven’t tried it yet), and I had a decent (but hipster’ish) version at Thai Market on the UWS.

So when I heard last week that Talent Thai (on 34th btw. 2+3rd) specialized in Chiang Mai style dishes, like khao soi, I was pretty excited. And yesterday, I traveled that extra 25 feet outside the Midtown Lunch boundaries to check it out.

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