Queens is a foodie mecca. In our drive down Queens Boulevard and Roosevelt Boulevard we passed Ecuadorian, Mexican, Korean, Jamaican, Soul food, and who knows what else. Our destination: Sripraphai for true Thai. Thai food so true our friends who met us there said that they didn't like the Pad Thai because the dried shrimp in it were too pungent for their taste.
We got a number of dishes but these were the standouts: Fried watercress salad - with such a wonderful blend of flavors - crispy greens, dried fish, pungent and sweet and tart; green curry with fish and eggplant - little green eggplants the size of golf balls - so good soaking sticky rice with the coconut-curry sauce; and drunken noodles with pork - wonderful broad rice noodles, spicy ground pork with just a little kick. The blending of so many flavors is the beauty of Thai food.
We tried to order our dishes spicy-spicy but the waitress told us medium-spicy would be hot enough. It wasn't that hot - nice spice but we all could have gone much hotter... they just never believe you when you tell them you like it hot!
64-13 39th Ave., Queens, NY 11377
between 64th and 65th Sts.