For traditional Thai cuisine in East Harlem, look no further than Malii. Adventurous diners will find plenty to try here, from a coconut seafood casserole ($15.95) to creamy tom yum noodles with shrimp, fish balls and ground pork in a lemongrass broth ($10.95). Some favorites, like the crispy pork belly ($12.95) come in a variety of preparations: sauteed with Chinese broccoli in a garlic sauce, cooked with string beans, carrots and basil in curry paste or served with scallion, red onion, mint and ground toasted rice in a spicy lime dressing. Other staples will be more familiar to takeout connoisseurs, like shrimp pad thai ($11.95), red curry with eggplant and chicken ($10.95), spring rolls ($4.95) and chicken satay skewers ($6.95). Don’t forget dessert: You’ll want to order up the fried banana with homemade coconut ice cream ($6.95) or mango sticky rice ($7.95).
2028 2nd Ave bet 104 & 105th St.
|Opening hours:||Sun-Thu 11:30am-10pm; Fri-Sat 11:30am-10:30pm|
|Transport:||6 train to 103 Street|
|Price:||average entree: $10|
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