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Simply Thai - Kew Gardens

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Simply Thai - Kew Gardens

Mateo | Oct 11, 2000 05:34 PM

I know there are some old threads on this, but I wanted to start a new one, since I only discovered it a few weeks ago. Since then, I think I've ordered take out 4 or 5 times from there, and the last time I picked something up (this past Tuesday night), the place was completely empty. I mean, not one soul. It could be that everyone orders take out, like myself, but I'd never seen it less than half full. Anyway, the guy said he just thought it was a slow night because the baseball game was on. For my sake, I hope business is not in trouble. Anyway, on to the chow:

Actually, I don't have much to write about, since I've ordered the same thing just about every time. Simply Thai chicken, which is chicken and spinach in a marvelous peanut sauce. It may be a little sweet for some, but it goes perfectly with the spinach, and it takes out well. A couple times, I've ordered crispy rice noodles in a tamarind sauce (Mee Krob). It was good the first time, but the noodles were a little too soft, and the sauce a little too bitter the second time. Another favorite of mine is the coconut milk soup with chicken, mushrooms, and other vegetables. It is equally good as a lemongrass soup.

Simply Thai is on the south side of Queens Blvd., just west of Union Turnpike. If you were to go for a sit down dinner, which I've never done, the setting is quiet, and sets a nice mood. It's neither high-end, nor hole-in-the-wall. As to whether that reflects on the food, or it's authenticity, I couldn't really be the judge of that. I have come to like the place in a short time, though.

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