First comes the spicy jolt of hot chili peppers. Then, the salty, pungent lick of fish sauce, bumping up against the sour tang of tamarind and lime.

Bringing balance is a touch of sweetness from palm sugar. All this in a single sip of tom yum shrimp soup. With its seductive dance of sweet, sour, salty and spicy, Thai food can set your heart to pumping. 

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At each of these Long Island favorites, a Thai chef skillfully manipulates the multifold flavors of this compelling cuisine. 

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