It was a very windy day, and we anticipated congestion on the parkways and difficulty finding parking space because it was the day before Mother’s Day. So what’s the next best thing to do when you live in New York and you want to get to your destination hassle-free?
Take the subway!
We took our couple friend to dinner at a Thai restaurant in Queens and so after two trains, and one a half hour later, we were in Queens rested and not aggravated by a stop and go traffic. We were greeted with monstrous crowd waiting to be seated inside the restaurant, but because we managed to make a reservation, our table was waiting for us.
SriPraPhai (pronounced see-pra-pie) has been rated number one Thai spot in NYC by Zagat from 2006 – 2007 and rated top 30 in NYC in Zagat food category. This resto has been in operation for more than a decade but we only found this awesome place early last year and we have been regular patrons since. Since my first bite of their food, there was no question in my mind why this resto has been constantly praised by food critics, and it has become a destination restaurant for foodies throughout New York and beyond.
The food is exceptional, and their reasonable prices with the extensive menu makes this place so great. I would have wanted to be seated amidst the outdoor garden but the weather was not cooperating that day.
Take a peek at our food picks:
shredded green mango salad with shrimp, squid and chicken
Papaya salad with crispy catfish
drunken noodles with roasted duck
steamed fish topped with tomato,onion and pineapple in sweet and sour sauce
crabmeat fried rice
sauteed watercress with oyster sauce
sauteed mixed vegetables
our drink for the night: Thai iced tea with milk and black pearls ( I had two glasses for myself -yum!)
Dessert was Italian pastries and tea at our friend’s house. They live a few miles away from the resto so we decided to head to their place. Before we knew it, it was almost midnight and it was time for them to drop us off. We got home in a jiffy because the mad rush for Mother’s Day early celebration was over. Most New Yorkers were already settled in at that time.