Ready for something new? Solicitous waiters will quiz you about your tastes, mood and heat tolerance, then make spot-on recommendations, offering treats like steamed Thai dumplings filled with minced chicken and shrimp in a sweet and sour sauce, or crisp, greaseless spring rolls with a pleasant lemongrass tinge. The special Thai Boat entrée is a puffy aluminum-foil packet peeled open to reveal vegetables, seafood and glass noodles in a ginger-spiked broth (vegetarians can order the fish-free Love Boat). Desserts aren’t listed on the menu, but there are usually a few exotically flavored ice creams on hand. The casually dressed locals don’t seem to mind the slightly shopworn decor—they’re just happy to have a reliable and affordable Thai joint in the neighborhood.
Thai House Cafe
|Venue name:||Thai House Cafe||Contact:|
151 Hudson St
|Cross street:||at Hubert St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 11:30am–10:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E, 1 to Canal St|
|Price:||Average main course: $9. Cash only|