Brooklyn, NY 11220
- Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Delivery
- Dinner, Lunch
- None, BYOB
- Not Accepted, Accepted
Village Voice's Description
The only Thai restaurant in Brooklyn's Chinatown doesn't rise to Sripraphai levels of greatness, but it is certainly a worthy addition to an already delicious neighborhood. Som tum (green papaya salad), strewn with baby dried shrimp and doused in fish sauce-lime-chile dressing, is refreshingly zesty and properly, assertively hot. We gobbled up the grilled pork dunked in a dark soy-chile dipping sauce. But crispy pork with basil and chiles should be reserved for pig-fanatics only. The dish is basically a pile of deep-fried pork belly. The crispy crust often yielded to a bite of pork fat, without any meat-good for a couple bites, but overwhelmingly funky after that. Share it with a crowd. Still, MaiThai gets our thumbs up for deploying vivid sweet-sour-salty flavors, exuberantly and authentically spiced.
Tips from foursquare
Kari Puff is delicious! Be sure to use the dipping sauce!
Basil anything, so good you have to come back to try more.
Tom Yum soup is made the right way here. Had basil fried rice w/chkn and extra hot sauce on the side. Two thumbs up :)
For a relaxing summer supper go for any of the salads, including a moo larb of ground pork and purple onions with lime, or the tart green papaya salad. Looking to splurge? Get a whole fish!
Mai Thai was great...it is cheap but doesn't taste cheap. I had the chicken pad thai and it was great and similar to one I had at a more upscale place. I would definitely come back here again.
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