Q2 Thai in Hell's Kitchen, NYC, New York

Well, this post was ready for publication when I discovered that the place just closed. So sad: I liked their food and was planning on going back when I saw the iron curtain down...Anyway, here is the post:

 Q2 Thai in Hell's Kitchen, NYC, New York

Q2 Thai in Hell's Kitchen, NYC, New York

Q2 Thai is the type of Thai places you find in New York, where you do not go for the decor, but more for the food: delicious and cheap, especially when going for lunch and enjoying a meal for less than $10. I heard about this place few times, my colleagues mentioning how good but how spicy this place could be. So I went once to try by myself. 

 Dining room at Q2 Thai in Hell's Kitchen, NYC, New York

Dining room at Q2 Thai in Hell's Kitchen, NYC, New York

I started off with a Thai iced tea that is my favorite drink when eating Thai, the tea being heavenly sweet, allowing to tame any spiciness of the food. 

 Thai iced tea at Q2 Thai in Hell's Kitchen, NYC, New York

Thai iced tea at Q2 Thai in Hell's Kitchen, NYC, New York

Then, I got the first part of my meal: black bean soup and vegetable Spring roll.

 Black bean soup and Spring roll at Q2 Thai in Hell's Kitchen, NYC, New York

Black bean soup and Spring roll at Q2 Thai in Hell's Kitchen, NYC, New York

 Spring roll at Q2 Thai in Hell's Kitchen, NYC, New York

Spring roll at Q2 Thai in Hell's Kitchen, NYC, New York

I admit that I was surprised by the black bean soup, associating it more with Mexican cuisine rather than Thai. But, it was still good! The Spring roll was good too, being not too greasy, with not too much shell, and tasty.

Next was my usual Thai dish: chicken curry massaman.

 Chicken curry massaman at Q2 Thai in Hell's Kitchen, NYC, New York

Chicken curry massaman at Q2 Thai in Hell's Kitchen, NYC, New York

I asked for it mild and the level of spiciness was perfect, this dish having a nice kick but not being overly spicy. It was delicious and I appreciated that it was not loaded with mostly potatoes.

This was a good meal and I would definitely go back to Q2 Thai. I should mention that the service there was courteous and fast. Maybe too fast as they came few times to remove the dishes, although I was not fully done...

Enjoy (I did)!

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