Named after a freewheeling beach resort although situated in the shadow of the Queensboro Bridge, renovated Pattaya is a cut or two above the usual neighborhood budget Thai, with more piquant and complex spicing and a handful of unusual dishes. Foremost is Pattaya duck: roasted, deboned, flattened like chicken tabaka, and deep-fried to perfect crispness. On the side, rendered juices are deployed in a soup&-thick with vegetables and heaped with roasted cashews-that doubles as a dipping sauce. A $7 lunch special served until 4 p.m. includes rice, main dish, and soup.
If you don't have a great meal at Happy Shabu Shabu, it's your own faultyou do all the cooking at the city's latest outpost of Japanese nabemono, in which guests swish thin-sliced morsels of food in a bubbling pot. Traditionally limited to beef,... More »
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