New York City offers quite the array of Thai cuisine. But, if you want to switch up your pad thai routine and seek out some authentic taste, head on over to SriPraPhai in Woodside, Queens. This restaurant serves an extensive menu of delectable dishes, ranging from soft shell crab to sautéed watercress, crispy pork belly to roasted duck green curry. But there is no need to feel intimidated. Pictures accompany every dish on the menu. SriPraPhai allows for a sense of adventure in exploring traditional Thai dishes you may have never tasted before.
Amongst the countless items offered, one dish that we enjoyed the most was the papaya salad. SriPraPhai offers three versions; one with seafood, another with crushed peanuts, and the third with crispy ground catfish. We decided to go fancy and order the third variation of the papaya salad, topped with ground catfish and spicy lime sauce. The catfish added a crispy saltiness, perfectly balancing out the acidic sweetness in the dressing. Warning: this dish is quite spicy!
Make sure you take a trip to the ATM before, as SriPraPhai is cash only.
64-13 39th Avenue
Woodside, NY 11377