It's hard to believe that I've avoided it this long but I finally made my way to Woodside to sample the place reknown for serving the best Thai food in NYC. I'm so pleased to report that it was totally, scorchingly delicious.
I didn't take exact notes on what we ate but everything was uniformly excellent with the exception of some mediocre chinese brocolli with salted fish. Perhaps another type of topping, like fried pork, would have been a better match with the semi-bitter and slightly undercooked greens.
For once rice, normally a supporting actor in any meal played a starring role. Bamboo baskets filled with a highly sticky rice meant to be broken apart by hand and used to sop up the toothsome curries. Their Coconut rice is the new love of my life. It was like a sweet breakfast cereal and now 24 hours later I still think about it constantly. Everything dish was purposefully hot and
The frustrating part about the whole experience was that although everything was well done it wasn't exactly alchemy. It seems like this level of cooking should be easy to replicate at any number of good Thai restaurants in the tristate area, but sadly as of now I don't think it is.