Apart from its water-lily pool, Chai’s decor is simple. And the prices are rock-bottom: Plump, crunchy peanut dumplings are $1.50 apiece, and most curry, noodle and meat dishes cost less than $10. Chef Amornrat Aksaranan flavors his Thai recipes with subtle twists: The khao pad lychee is a toss of light, fluffy fried rice with fleshy bits of the eponymous fruit; chicken bathes in an unusual floral-perfumed yellow-curry sauce. Lean, smoky slices of barbecued beef are a stellar choice, particularly when accompanied by the green-papaya salad.
Chai Home Kitchen
|Venue name:||Chai Home Kitchen||Contact:|
124 North 6th St
|Cross street:||between Bedford Ave and Berry St|
|Opening hours:||Daily noon–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: L to Bedford Ave|
|Price:||Average main course: $8. MC, V|