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Sarajevo Fast Food + Queens Thai

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Sarajevo Fast Food + Queens Thai

Ivan Stoler | Jan 18, 2002 08:10 AM

On my way to Arharn Thai last night I passed a corner place called Sarajevo fast food in Astoria. It's at the corner of 34 Ave + 38th Street. Has anyone been there, done that etc..

I had been to Arharn once before and felt that it wasn't anything special (for a Queens Thai, for Manhattan that's something totally different!). But, I decided to give it another shot.
Started w/the Nuam Nam Tok (beef salad), while not especially spicy it was somewhat flavorful and the beef had a nice char to it. We also had the Yum Ped Grob (crispy duck salad). This had a nice kick and the flavors only seemed to grow as I ate the dish. It actually tasted better the further we got into it.
Main courses: Gai Ka Prow, sliced chicken w/ chili, basil + onion. A mild tasty dish.
Also had their version of Beef Panang. While not as good as SriPai it was the 2nd best I've had lately. Rich, and assertive flavors. I like my currys thicker than norm and this has a medium body.

I'll be back.

Also, the other week a woman asked about Takrai Thai in Elmhurst on 82 + Bway. Well, I decided I had to be the Guinea Pig on that. When I got there I realized that I'd eaten here before. I guess the reason I forgot about it was that it was nothing special. My 2nd trip confirmed that. That said, it's still a notch above the Manhattan Thai places I've been. Speaking of them I would stay far away from the Thai place across from the Tombs at the edge of Chinatown. Maybe 25 years ago when it was new it was ok (at least that's what I thought then) but now it reminds me of the Chinese places in Queens from my youth in the 70's. Bland, afraid to take risks and catering to the lowest common taste.

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