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Best Inexpensive Thai Restaurant

1/20/2013 - By Marea Edynak

New Yorkers love to eat out and order in (our version of Room Service).

With the economy still weak they are always looking for good food at a

reasonable cost.   


Toon Thai Café fits the bill. The food is delicious and the prices are reasonable.

My very favorite is the Steamed Thai Dumplings (minced chicken, sweet radish, onion, peanuts wrapped in rice and tapioca flour served over salad greens).You get plate of 6 for $6 and it Is big enough for your whole meal. Or you can share with your dining companions


Other appetizer favorites are Tom Yum Koon (spicy shrimp soup with mushrooms in a spicy Thai herbs broth) for $5 and Beef or chicken Satee (Charbroiled marinated beef or chicken on bamboo skewers with peanut dipping sauce) for $4.


For entrees our group liked the Kai Peow Whan (Sweet and Sour Chicken with breaded chicken topped with tomato, cucumber, onion, pineapple and scallion in sweet and sour sauce) for  $12, the Pad Thai (sautéed rice stick noodle with egg, dried bean curd, scallions, preserved turnip, crushed peanut and bean sprout) and your choice of Chicken, beef or pork for $11, the Ped Panang (fried boneless roast duck with honey, ginger, baby corn, baked apple, celery, mushroom and pineapple) for $18 and Koong Lad Prig (lightly breaded shrimp dipped in hot oil then topped with chili and garlic sauce and garnished with vegetables) for $18. Shown in the photo.


Tips for Travelers: Thel portions are generous and easily feed 2 diners or make a for a good warmed up dinner the next night. 


Full lunches start at $8.


Bar with specialty cocktails, sake and wines by the glass or bottle. The wine menu is small and all wines by the bottle are under $30.


Toon Thai Café is at 435 Park Avenue South between 29th and 30th Street. Phone: 212 644-8989. Web: Open Monday to Friday from 11:30 AM to 10 PM and Saturday from 2 PM to 10 PM.


Do you have a favorite Thai restaurant in NYC?  Please share with us.
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