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VIP @Thai on Smith St (formerly EM)

chowbie | Dec 7, 2011 08:22 AM

Went to EM Thai on Smith last night in search of spice. Found that it has changed its name and decor to the very odd "VIP @Thai". Whatever. The "authentic Thai spicy" mini-menu has remained (I am enamoured of it because they say, "don't ask us to make these dishes less spicy, we can't, we will lose the authentic Thai taste if we do.").
We had the red-chili sliced pork dish that has been mentioned on this board before and it really blew our heads off. Spicier than anything we've had in Queens and up there with actual Bangkok food.
The other dishes (tom yam, chicken laab, and ground pork with chili and basil (my standard test dish)) ranged from bad (laab) to not bad (pork).
The service was horrible; there were only 2 tables in the restaurant and they did not make us feel that they were interested in, say, keeping our water filled or happy that we were there.

Am interested in the experience of others.

NB-it's BYOB and the nearest deli is far.

VIP @Thai
278 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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