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Ayada was good. Thai, not exactly...

jonkyo | Sep 3, 201310:22 AM

Thai, not exactly...but the servers and the dude doing up the cocktails seemed Thai. I am sure I could find Thai servers at TGI Fridays, and it would not make that place Thai.

Asian, yes. The noodle dish was splendid.

I had wide noodle with cuts of squid. It was delicious, but sent to the table minus the 'extra-hot' I our party requested.

True Thai red pepper from Thailand was brought to the table, and this finely ground almost power, with the pepper's seeds, made the dish complete, and flavored as it might be in Thailand.

Fried fish did not please all, and for the price, it could have been beer.

I had Chang beer, in spite of recommendations against this brand in favor of others on offer a Ayada.

If I return I shall try curries. I am currious about their curries.

For the spice consolidation or conglomerate I expect from places that eat hot spicy food on a regular basis, I prefer the less done up, almost hole in the wall Nepal place near the train station in the same area.

(Nepal) Tawa Roti, 3738 72nd Street, Jackson Heights.

Ayada failed to bring me Thailand cuisine, but it did serve for some of what I had, tasty food.

I actually recommend them for Thai experience, simply due to the fact that many of these Thai places have not hot pepper. In one, I had to witness a bus staff, go to the front door and pick chilli peppers off an ornamental chilli plant they had by the front door. They then took the picked peppers and cut them up in the kitchen, before bringing them to my table. Ayada can provide for that Thai hot, even if the kitchen does not quite get it hot as one expects.

There was not the presence of a sweet sugar taste that many pseudo-sham-bogus-Thai places have in their foods. A star for that.

They have Lao Beer, as well as the Thai popular ones. A colleague accompanying me to this place, was very displeased with the mojito. I stated that in Asia the history of cocktails is short and concentrated within commodified colonialism (tourism that is). It is perhaps not the place for a mojito. That is like expecting a Russian venue stocking a good selection of tequila.

In the end, i was forgivable. My counterpart at the dining table, was less so, though having spent considerable time in Thailand, more than myself, he is perhaps qualified.

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