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Ayada -- Great Thai in Elmhurst


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Ayada -- Great Thai in Elmhurst

Dave Feldman | Jun 1, 2010 06:04 PM

There hasn't been too much discussion of this restaurant of late and I went there for the first time last Saturday and had what was easily the best Thai meal I've ever had in New York. Two us had four dishes (pork larb, pork strip salad, pork leg & mustard greens over rice, and frog legs). Quite a bit of our pleasure was derived from the lovely hostess, her charm and enthusiasm (and the impeccable way she communicated our preferences to the kitchen), and the laid-back atmosphere.

But the tale was in the food, which had a refinement along with all the bold flavors we hope to find in Thai cusisine. So I'm planning on going back. What should I order?

I promise a more proper write-up after another visit or two. I've despaired of ever finding a Thai restaurant that is as good as, say, the top Thai restaurants in L.A. or Chicago, but if my first meal is an indication, I think I've found the one for me.

77-08 Woodside Ave, Queens, NY 11373

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