I feel like every experience I've had with thai food has been like a no-contact lapdance. A tantalizing and yet somehow hollow and unfulfilling shadow of the real thing. I am looking for real thai food in NYC. I'm talking about a place that will serve me things like fried cobra bones or cuttlefish with bird chilies roasted in its own ink. I want to be able to order things made from cuts of pork barely known outside southeast asia. I want dishes so spicy, I'll be regretting having eaten them 6 months after the fact.
I am an avid biker so I'm willing to venture from my grotto in washington heights into queens, brooklyn, the bronx, city island, rikers, governers island, etc.