Full Disclosure: I paid for this meal with my own money and I was in no way reimbursed for this blog post. The opinions are completely my own.
Something that people sometimes are surprised to hear is that I like Thai food. In fact, Thai food is one of the first more unique foods that I started to try. A handful of years ago the husband (then boyfriend) suggested that we go to a Thai restaurant for dinner. I, of course, was skeptical. Then we looked at the menu online and saw that there was the option of just getting fried rice as my meal, so there would for sure be at least something that I would like, even if I didn’t feel like going out on a limb with some kind of new food. Long story short, he convinced me to try the Pad Thai, and I’ve loved it ever since. Thai is by far one of my favorite types of food….even though I haven’t really branched out from the standard Pad Thai yet.
When we were in New York, there was a Thai restaurant called Yum Yum Bangkok a few blocks from our hotel. We had walked by a few times other days, but we finally decided to go there on our last night in town. Our last night also happened to be Valentine’s day so we planned to go to dinner pretty early (for New York Standards at least) to make sure that we didn’t get stuck waiting forever for dinner. We lucked out and got there just before the rush, so we got in and out pretty quickly.
My coworker wanted an order of spring rolls to start, so we got some. I’m not generally a fan of spring rolls and egg rolls, but these actually were pretty good. Better than most eggrolls I’ve had recently. Although I’m not entirely sure what the difference is.
To eat, my co-worker got the Duck Num Dang, which is basically crispy fried duck in sweet and sour sauce. I’m not a fan of duck, but she said it was some of the best she’d ever had.
For my entree I had the Pad Thai with tofu. (did you guess that? I’m pretty predictable, I know.) It was good but not amazing. It was just pretty standard, nothing really special about it. It did have a decent amount of tofu in it though which was definitely a good thing. The portion was a lot smaller than I usually get at my usual place back home – but it was cheaper too. Since I didn’t have a reason to keep leftovers I was ok with the smaller portion size.
Overall the meal was good, and definitely a good choice to avoid the Valentine’s Day crowds. Not the best Pad Thai that I’ve ever had, but there really wasn’t anything wrong with it either. My co-worker seemed to really love her food, so maybe the Pad Thai was just not their specialty.
Taste: B+, not bad, just not really anything special.
Cost: A, I believe my Pad Thai was $7.95. Pretty inexpensive for Thai in New York City if you ask me!
Would I go there again? I don’t think so. There are other Thai places in the area that I would try if I went back to the same area. I just didn’t love it enough to need to go back.