somehow my spouse implored and scored me some firey hot & spicy vegetarian green curry gang kew wan at CHELSEA THAI in the chelsea market. this dish has fried tofu, chunky eggplant, basil, peppers, bamboo, sprouts and more over rice.
the staff also rec'd the thai dede brand longan drink to cut the heat when necessary. it works, it's good and it comes in a nifty little 9.6oz bottle with a pull-ring cap w/ chunks of longan fruit in it.
in the uncertain world of getting some decent spice in your thai food downtown this just goes to show what can happen if the moon and stars are in order! and i think it was the trick to fix my cold, i'm better today.