+
tinekerocks | May 3, 200808:41 AM     45

i just went to Pam Real Thai on 49th street this week after reading such good reviews of the place in the past (although i can't seem to find them now on chowhound). i was pretty disappointed. maybe i've been spoiled by sripraphai, but i thought Pam REal was pretty average. they weren't terrible, but i wouldn't make a special effort to go there again.

my dining mate and i shared a fried taro-root cube appetizer. t hat was pretty tasty, actually. and then your standard green papaya salad, which was pretty standard, but definitely no spiciness in it.

entrees -- green curry with overcooked dry chicken. the curry itself was pretty OK, nothign special.
and one on the "chef's recommendations" list -- sauteed fish fillet with veggies, which was deep friend nuggets of fish fillet (i.e., NOT fresh fish!), and sauteed chopped bokchoy with garlic, which i could have made myself at home.

overall, it was an OK restaurant. i'd probably go back if i lived in the neighborhood, but since i have Pongsri in Chinatown nearby me, i'll just stick with Pongsri.

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

More from Chowhound

11 International Dumpling Recipes to Wrap Up Dinner This Fall
Recipe Round-Ups

11 International Dumpling Recipes to Wrap Up Dinner This Fall

by David Klein | Much like the divisive “Is a hot dog a sandwich?” debate, defining a dumpling can be contentious...

Keshi Yená Is Your New Favorite Way to Eat Cheese for Dinner
How To

Keshi Yená Is Your New Favorite Way to Eat Cheese for Dinner

by Kelly Magyarics | If you're seeking a new spin on comfort food, try Curaçao's stuffed cheese dish, keshi yená. It's...

6 Ways to Make Your Smoothies Taste Totally Amazing
How To

6 Ways to Make Your Smoothies Taste Totally Amazing

by Gretchen Lidicker | If you want make the best smoothie of all time, take these easy tips and tricks to heart. Too sweet...

This Cranberry Pumpkin Sourdough Bread Is Peak Fall Baking
How To

This Cranberry Pumpkin Sourdough Bread Is Peak Fall Baking

by Heather Reid | This cranberry pumpkin sourdough bread recipe is the perfect thing to bake all fall—and you can swap...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.