Inspiration Station: Meet The Parents

Wow.  It’s been forever since I’ve done one of these posts.  Hopefully it was worth the wait. The Dish: No fail, every time I’m eating Thai food (or even thinking about eating Thai food) I say that line “Jack talk Thai” from Meet The Parents.  And then giggle to myself because for some reason I…

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Flying Monk

Flying Monk (not The Flying Monkey, as I have been referring to it for the last year) is packed every time I pass by while strolling Broughton Street when I’m home.  Ramen is the hot thing in NYC, but this restaurant serves noodle soups from all across Asia.  Perhaps that makes it less authentic; it does…

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Chicken and Zucchini in Peanut Sauce

Usually, when you build a meal around a jarred sauce, also known as taking the easy way out, it’s some sort of pasta with marinara.  That doesn’t have to be the case if you can shop at Trader Joe’s.  They have tons of jarred sauces for all sorts of cuisines.  I recently picked up a jar…

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Zabb Elee

Leave it to us to go to Queens for a restaurant that’s right in our Manhattan backyard.  Zabb Elee might be just a random East Village Thai spot, but it’s one that people became obsessed with.  Not obsessed in the long line inducing way, but obsessed enough that they just opened a second location in…

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Thainy

There’s something to be said about breaking from the routine.  Something good.  I have my go-to Thai spot for delivery (don’t we all?), but while I was walking home last Sunday night I stopped in Thainy for something new. I ordered the chicken dumplings and the street noodles.  The dumplings only come four to an…

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Pig and Khao

My brother set the bar extraordinarily high before his annual NYC visit.  He told me I needed to find us a restaurant 1) with food he can’t get in Savannah (that’s not Chinese or Korean), 2) is not in an outer borough, 3) is reasonably priced, 4) would knock his socks off.  They said it…

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