Few weeks ago, we discovered a small Thai place near the MeatPacking District called Pad Thai Noodle Lounge, a restaurant with a nice decor and definitely a lounge-y feel with its dimmed lights and music. With its nice decor, it boasts an interesting menu where classic curry are present, as well as a nice selection of noodles that you would probably find in any other Thai places, except that they are highlighted not only on the menu it also in the name of the restaurant.
If you follow this blog, you would not be surprised to find that I had a Thai Ice Tea, my go to drink when eating in a Thai place.
We started off our meal by ordering veggie Spring rolls that were pretty good, but very hot. What I always look in these rolls is the thickness of the shell and it was perfect, letting the vegetables and glass noodles stand out, but still being crispy and delightfully greasy.
Next was the Lava Calamari that is fried calamari served with chili sauce and spicy mayo. The calamari was delicious on its own, crispy and not rubbery, and even better the chili sauce and spicy mayo. It was a bit sweet, but the mayo kind of counterbalance the sweetness of the chili sauce.
For her entree, Jodi ordered the Pad Woonsen Noodles, but I admit that we were wondering where the glass noodles it was supposed to contain were...It was more sautéed vegetables with tofu.
On my side, I first chose the massaman curry that is a dish I love, but finally went for the Fancy Noodles, a dish made with chicken, basil, bamboo shoot, tomato, eggplant, pineapple and carrot, served in a soup made with coconut milk and green curry. It was very good although a bit spicy. And the noodles were great, perfectly cooked for sure.
We skipped dessert as we did not really see anything we would like, although the lychee crème brûlée might have been interesting. Well, I will have to go back...
Enjoy (I did)!
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Pad Thai Noodle Lounge - 114 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011