Price: $$$ out of $$$$$
Food: ♥♥♥♥♥ out of ♥♥♥♥♥
Service: ♥♥♥♥ out of ♥♥♥♥♥
Atmosphere/Ambiance: Quiet to medium noise
Dress Code: Casual / Come as you are
When Bangkok Cuisine asked me to review their restaurant I was beyond thrilled because I love Thai food and I love Upper East Side.
As soon as I walked in, I had the WOW factor. This is something you have to experience yourself. The decoration is absolutely beautiful!!!! It reminded me of a Thai wedding for some reason. They have beautiful chandeliers and stunning wall paper. They have beautiful cream-colored leather chairs that is super comfortable to sit on. The ambiance is great. You can hear the waterfall going and see a beautiful Buddha in the middle of the restaurant. I immediately knew that lunch will be great. My friend and I went there for lunch so here are some awesome dishes that you should order for lunch:
- Roti Bread (side dish) – It’s not a Thai experience until you order the Roti Bread. It is supposed to be flaky and buttery. Well this one is both and beyond. My friend called it flat croissant. I think it is better than a croissant. This would be a great start-up dish to get you in the Thai food mood.
- Chicken Lettuce Wraps – I love lettuce wraps so that is something I will always order when I see it on the menu. This one, instead of a wrap, it came on a little square of lettuce so it’s an easy two bites. The chicken was savory mixed with the lettuce texture, it was a perfect combination.
- Shrimp and Crabmeat Rolls – When I ordered it, I thought it would be like a summer roll. But instead, it came in a fried roll style. It is almost like a spring roll except with shrimp and crabmeat.
- Tom Kha Soup – I LOVE SOUPS. So many times, if there’s a good soup on the menu, I will order it. This is so delicious! It’s creamy but with a kick of “Je ne sais quoi”. If you are not into spicy food, this would be the soup to get as a lot of Thai soups are spicy.
- Pork Chop with Mango Chutney – A good pork chop is really hard to make. This one was well prepared. The pork chop was nice a juicy added with the mango chutney, a perfect sweet and savory combo.
- Pad See Ew – It wouldn’t be a Thai experience if you didn’t order Pad See Ew. I wanted to try this dish because all Thai restaurants in the US would have this dish and I wanted to compare. Well this one is one of the best I’ve had. I really loved the flavor because I can taste it even now. It is very memorable.
- Coconut Sticky Rice (side dish) – All I have to say is, whhhhhaaaaat?!?!??!? This is sooooooooooo good. I wanted more but I was wayyyy too full from all the food they served. THIS IS A MUST. Again, a lot of Thai restaurants will have coconut sticky rice, however, this one is made different. It is special. A MUST ON THE MENU!
Overall, my experience at Bangkok Cuisine was awesome. Their food is to die for especially if you like Thai food or Asian food in general. This place is a little neighborhood gem. I promise you will love the experience. This restaurant is not just about food but about the entire experience from walking in to walking out. You will have a Thai experience. If you go, please comment below to let me know your thought on it!
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