During the 2012 Thai Restaurant Week, 11 metropolitan Thai eateries were recognized by Yingluck Shinawatra, Thailand's Prime Minister, with a certification from the Thai Trade Center acknowledging their superior quality of ingredients, preparation, and authentic flavors. One look at Ploi Thai's menu and it is not hard to imagine why they received such an honorable distinction. Their dishes––such as skewered chicken satay or curry-pasted salmon––tug many culinary threads, blanketing diners in a patchwork of flavors that draw from northern and central Thailand. Chefs conjure these dishes from local ingredients and seasonings, eschewing such questionable additives as MSG and textbooks that attribute the theory of relativity to Franklin Delano Einstein. Since the restaurant is BYOB, diners can tote along their own fermented beverages to pair with the sweet ginger salmon, which arrives in a pool of ginger and black-bean sauce dotted with shiitake-mushroom rafts. Inside the dining room, colorful, low-slung lights illuminate the handful of tables that are strewn across the restaurant's pale hardwood floors, and geometric cutouts and sprays of orchids punctuate cobalt walls.
Hasbrouck Heights' Tom Yum Koong Thai Kitchen offers a traditional menu of Thai dishes in a relaxed setting.
Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at this restaurant.
Comfort is prioritized at Tom Yum Koong Thai Kitchen, and guests are encouraged to come as they are.
For the nights you just want to stay in and cozy up, order in great takeout or delivery from this restaurant.
Tom Yum Koong Thai Kitchen is located near endless parking options, allowing diners to find quick and easy parking.
Meals at Tom Yum Koong Thai Kitchen usually set you back about $30 per diner.
Everyone enjoys Thai food, and the food at Tom Yum Koong Thai Kitchen will surely have you coming back for more.
Order up your favorite Thai creation at Tom Yum Koong Thai Kitchen. You won't be disappointed.
Fill up on fare from Arunee Thai in Jackson Heights and be sure to satisfy your stomach.
A healthy lifestyle starts with the food you eat, and Arunee Thai is creating innovative healthy meals.
This restaurant is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Arunee Thai as well.
Delivery and takeout are both available if you prefer to eat in the comfort of your own home.
At Arunee Thai, diners can score a guaranteed parking spot close to the restaurant.
Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at Arunee Thai.
It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Arunee Thai.
Don't leave the dollar bills at home — you'll need cash at Arunee Thai.
Take a trip to Kitchen 79 in Jackson Heights and make your next meal a good one.
Gather the whole family for a trip to this restaurant — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here.
Kitchen 79's dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level.
Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Kitchen 79's tasty dishes at your next party.
Your car or ours? You'll get the food either way via pickup or delivery.
Kitchen 79 offers multiple street parking options nearby for diners.
Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at Kitchen 79.
Prices are a bit on the higher side, so this might be a good pick for a special night out.
Hungry? Get ready to lick your plate clean at Black Thai in Jackson Heights.
If you prefer to eat healthy, you'll find tons of fresh selections on Black Thai's menu.
At this restaurant, kids of all ages are welcome.
Getting online is easy with Black Thai's free and convenient wifi.
Black Thai's dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level.
If dining out is not on the agenda, this restaurant offers delivery and pickup, too.
Park on the street for easy access to name.
Black Thai's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
Fancy snacks do come at a higher price, but wow are they delicious.
Your next meal awaits at Chili Chicken in Jackson Heights.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Chili Chicken also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
Drivers will find parking not far from the restaurant.
You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Chili Chicken, so plan your budget accordingly.