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Sunnyside's "I Am Thai"

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Sunnyside's "I Am Thai"

Huck | Nov 20, 2007 09:55 AM

Had a few meals delivered from here over the weekend, not too bad at all. While the places in Woodside/Elmhurst have nothing to worry about from "I-A-T", I feel this is the best Thai so far in this nabe: the "spicy" request had some heat, not just extra cayenne added as Greypoint has done to my dishes in the past. The Penang curry had some lime leaves in it which isn't always the case with Westernized Thai places. The sauces had a certain degree of complexity when compared to these places also, but Zaab & Sri they are not.
The Bangkok noodle soup was a redolent mishmash of peanuts, fishballs, citrus & sour (tamarind?), not necessarily balanced all that well, could've used some more cilantro & hot chilis, but I did get a flashback of sitting at a plastic table near Soi Sukhumvit so I'm happy enough. Perhaps they are new enough that their spicing methods are tentative until they figure out their customers' tastes? I think these noodle dishes will become a staple for me as the winter approaches.
It took about 1 hour till delivery, they are about 6-7 blocks away, I think they must have one guy on a bike now. The cuts of meat were cheap and a bit overcooked for me, Thai_Malay has had much better quality meat in the past (I really thought T-M's rendang meats were terrific for cheap take out, altho the last time I got some it was a bit tougher than the past, don't know if that's luck of the draw or a downhill sign.)
I have always preferred Thai-Malay for my take out /delivery, even tho' their food is so mild, it's still pretty tasty & the ingredients have always seemed fresh. But it's not really Thai food to me, more Thai-styled instead.
I Am Thai also had a number of Isaan dishes which sets them apart from a lot of other takeouts.
Anyway thumbs up for I Am Thai from me.

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