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Joey Thai - Wowed by Pad Kee Mow

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Joey Thai - Wowed by Pad Kee Mow

ahab | May 23, 2003 08:41 PM

Made it in for dinner for the first time since Jayask reported a chef change a couple of weeks ago.

I ordered the Pad Kee Mow. What a dish! Seriously outstanding. One of the best thai dishes I've had in recent memory. Flat rice noodles, onions, beef, a good amount of fresh basil and lots of spicy brown sauce. The key is to convince whoever takes your order to make it spicy. (When I ordered, the woman looked to the owner and asked something in Thai. I knew what was happening and I reiterated my desire. With a nod from him, my order went through and my meal was taken to a level of heat I've never experienced at Joey before.)

The menu has changed significantly since my last visit and I'm looking forward to working my way through it.

Which brings me to my last point. I got to talking to the owner tonight and found that they really need to drum up some dinner biz to stay open. Dinner's the way to go at Joey anyway. I've had the lunch steam table offerings. And while better than most lunch options in the neighborhood, this place is at it's best when you order off the menu. (I suppose this can be done at lunch too.) If you're in the neighborhood, give it a try. I'd hate to lose Joey Thai.

Joey Thai. 31st Street, between 5th and Madison. It's in the back of a Blimpie's Sub shop, so go for the food, not the decor.

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