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AM Thai (Thai Basil) - Surprisingly good!

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AM Thai (Thai Basil) - Surprisingly good!

brian j | Jan 13, 2005 12:15 PM

My girlfriend and I decided to try the sorta new Thai place on McDonald in Kensington/Brooklyn this past Saturday.

It used to be called Thai Basil, but I think they are changing the name to AM Thai. I believe the sign still has the old name. It's located diagnolly across the street from the Foodtown (near the Church Ave stop on the F train).

Anyway, the last time we had food there when it was operated by the previous owners, the food tasted like nothing more than Chinese food with coconut milk added. THIS TIME, however, the food was quite delicious. We ordered Pad Kee Mow Chicken and Chicken Panag Curry. The Pad Kee Mow noodles were steaming hot & spicy enough (we asked for spicy) and melt-in-your mouth good. The chicken in both dishes was superbly tender. Thinly sliced pieces with absolutely no toughness, yet not mushy at all. I could do with the food being a bit more spicy, but I figure the more we go they more they'll get to know us and realize we like it really spicy.

It was so good, that we ended up ordering it for diner 3 nights later. Got the Pad Kee Mow again, and a stir fry chicken dish, some lemongrassy-fish saucey "Krai" dish. Twas also very tastey.

For anyone that lives in the somewhat in the nabe, it's defintely worth checking out. We'll certainly be hitting up this place when we can't make it all the way out to Srip.

Also, as I think someone previously mentioned, they do not have Pork. This is sad since it's my fav meat for Thai food, but understandable since there is a large population of Muslims and Jews in the nabe who wouldn't eat there if they served pork.

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