Em Thai is going to a place where few of Smith Street’s unremarkable Thai restaurants go: Thailand. A newly added section of the menu promises authentically seasoned food and warns away anyone who might not be ready for it.

This is for real, says a somewhat surprised Elaine Snutteplutten, who’s been working her way through the new dishes. Seafood Phuket, steamed fish with spicy lime, and Bangkok minced pork topped with fried egg were all “pleasingly spicy and lacked the insipid sweetness that characterizes too much NY Thai food … definitely a cut above anything I’ve had from neighborhood Thai to date.”

Em Thai [Carroll Gardens]
278 Smith Street (between Degraw and Sackett streets), Brooklyn

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