Don’t expect pad thai or green curry at this Thia restaurant. Pok Pok chef Andy Ricker is focusing his menu on the food from Isaan, the North-Eastern region of Thailand, home to som tam (spicy papaya salad), grilled chicken and Isaan sausage. Pok Pok’s fish sauce chicken wings are a definite highlight and if you’re wondering what that subtle taste in your water is – it’s been infused with pandan leaf, yum!
While I don’t think the food at Pok Pok is as authentic as at London’s Som Saa, Pok Pok’s a fun place and a good spot to get a taste of Isaan food in NYC.
Also, if you’re interested in cooking the food from Pok Pok, here’s their cookbook: Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand
Pok Pok NY
117 Columbia St
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