Pad Thai may be the most popular noodle dish at Thai restaurants, but for sheer comfort, it's hard to beat pad see-yu (also spelled pad see-ew), a name that translates to "fried with soy sauce." Made with flat rice noodles, soy sauce, egg and Chinese broccoli, it resembles, in many ways, Chinese chow fun. You can order it with chicken, shrimp, beef and, perhaps, pork or tofu.
Here are three restaurants that do the dish particularly well.
At this Kings Park Thai spot, the pad see-yu goes down easy — and works best when ordered with shrimp. ($15)
25 Main St., Kings Park 631-269-4961
There's a high gratification factor in the pad see-yu with chicken at this new Oceanside restaurant that offers both Thai and Chinese dishes. ($9.95)
2710 Long Beach Rd., Oceanside, 516-280-2277
The worthy pad see-yu at this large, lovely Thai restaurant may be ordered with beef, chicken, pork, shrimp or tofu. ($12.95-$14.95)
1812 Veterans Hwy., Islandia, 631-348-2555