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Real Bad at Pam Real Thai

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Real Bad at Pam Real Thai

Grace Piper | Jun 13, 2005 02:18 PM

Had disappointing dinner at Pam Real Thai W. 49th and 9th. Husband and I brought friends from out of town. We have had terrific authentic Thai in Thai town in Los Angeles and were looking forward to real Thai in NY.
Instead got a sickeningly sweet version of our favorite dishes. We had pad thai - very sweet; Tom Ka Gai soup - actually not bad, but again weirdly sweet and with no fish sauce aroma that I actually like and no galangal pieces; Red curry with chicken - this also was middling to mediocre, tough chicken breast slices and again very sweet; Green Papaya salad - we order this at every Thai place we go to and I love it so much I make it almost every week in the summer time, their version was insipid, I would swear there was no lime juice and no fish sauce in it.
I am all for balancing sweet with sour and salty but every dish was sooooo sweet.
Anyone have a good Thai place in the West 40s?
Grace

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