The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene
BloggersPeter Gianotti Erica Marcus Joan Reminick Marjorie Robins
Bangkok Pavilion in Kings Park is so new, it doesn’t yet have its own sign. Instead, a banner announces that the restaurant has opened in the former digs of Sarin Thai (a short-lived spinoff of the still-open Greenvale original). The oddly shaped corner spot has housed several Thai restaurants, among them Chaophaya and Siam Thai.
Chef-owner Settapat Bunnak, who hails from Ayutthaya,...Read more »
New to the little community of North Merrick is Thai Chef, a diminutive storefront spot that serves both as a takeout and — although there are only four tables — full-fledged restaurant.
The menu features such choices as papaya salad ($5.95), green curry fried rice with chicken, beef, pork, tofu, vegetables, shrimp or squid ($7.95 to $8.95), spicy basil chicken ($8.95) and tamarind duck...Read more »
The month-old Thai Coconut in Wantagh was nearly full the afternoon I stopped in. A well-priced lunch menu ($6.95 to $9.95) was apparently drawing a hungry clientele to this snug little spot near the LIRR station.
The midday deal here is a bit unusual. Included in the price is a choice of canned soda, bottled water or a quartet of mini spring rolls. In the future, I'd opt for the liquids,...Read more »
Yes, it's cold outside and it will get colder tomorrow. Actually, the rest of the week is a trip to frigidville, too. So, in addition to preparing for snow, brace yourself. Here are a few ways.
Order the spaghetti with lobster in a spicy tomato sauce at Jonathan's Ristorante in Huntington. If you prefer a mellow way to warmth: a saute of wild mushrooms with soft polenta.
Dive into the...Read more »
Thai food is having a moment on Long Island, with an unprecedented number of ambitious restaurants serving authentic dishes that go way beyond pad Thai.
Newsday's Joan Reminick surveys the Thai restaurant scene, offers a guide to Thai menus (what exactly is massaman curry?) and reveals her 10 favorites....Read more »