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Friday, April 27, 2012

Two Little Ducks

As part of my quest to find the perfect "duck over rice" dish, I dragged my husband to Sri Pra Phai Thai restaurant in Woodside. Okay, he wasn't dragged literally, I just dangled a Guinness in front of him and lead him there, like the carrot before the mule.

Perfect set - wish they were my hooters
These lovely pints of perfectly poured Guinness were enjoyed at The Cuckoo's Nest pub, also in Woodside.

After warming up with liquid black bread and Irish music, we were ready for some serious bird. Without further ado, my order of duck over rice.

Please don't drool on your keyboard

The duck was fabulously ducky tasting, steeped in its own juices with cilantro and other ingredients that compliment an ice cold glass of Singha beer. That would be the deciding factor on whose "duck over rice" is better - Sri Pra Phai or Kar Won. Kar Won's duck is super greasy - I love grease. But I love beer more and Kar Won doesn't serve anything but Snapple and Oolong tea.

My husband got his favorite Thai dish: green curry. Only this time, he got it with duck meat (he got Daffy, I got Donald).

Bribe me with this
For the record, Mike (that's my husband) gives any restaurant a bad review when he asks for something spicy and the heat factor is "lame." When he says, "Kill me," he means it. So how spicy was the curry? Enough to shut him up for thirty-minutes. That's kick ass.

Whether you're a San Fransisco Giants fan visiting Shea, I mean, Citi Field or a New Yorker looking for a local favorite, go eat at Sri Pra Phai and forget the rest. I'm not being compensated for this in any way, this review is my honest opinion. Besides, you'll know when I'm hustling you, because I go by the name Bambi.

14 comments:

  1. Oh, we love, love, love Thai food! But, I've never been able to find duck I like! I wonder if I would have liked that one! Maybe I just haven't had it prepared properly... :)

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    1. Same here, it's hard to find duck I LIKE. Most places do Moo-shoo duck, but the sauce is too heavy and the pancake is too filling. I prefer my grease over steaming white rice.

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  2. Oh Lord, woman! Your post got my tummy rumbling so bad :P I love Thai food but the best duck I had ever tasted was back in China well duh, they created them, right? LOL

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    1. You've got me seriously considering an eating tour of China, now. I love duck. I love lamb, too. In fact, the cuter the animal, the tastier it is for me!

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  3. I've never eaten thai food! I just looked it up and there is a grand total of ONE thai place within 30 miles of my house! I'll have to go there. It looks good!

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    1. Definitely need to scratch that off your bucket list. Hope that ONE restaurant's a good one.

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  4. I've never had actual Thai food 'cause I like my eats bland with a side of bland. If I go much spicier than ketchup, my tongue curls up in a fetal position and my innards literally DIE. And I've never tried duck either because, apparently, I've got the palate of a three-year-old. Mmmm, chicken nuggets, corn dogs, and cheese quesadillas.

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    1. Actually, some Thai food is sweet and nutty. Not to get too cliche, but "Try it and you may, I say!"

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  5. Yup! Drooling! We have a favorite Thai restaurant, Krua Thai here, but I am not sure if they serve duck. Must check next time.

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    1. The specialty of Sri Pra Phai seems to be soft shell crabs. Soft shell crab salad, soft shell crabs with some spicy dipping sauce - okay, now I'm drooling again.

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  6. Next time I'm in NYC we're going here for lunch. But with you not Bambi - she sounds like a slut. (So Obviously I'll go out with her to the clubs)

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  7. Pheasant (i.e...Duck) just isn’t my kind of meat. But I do enjoy a good ol’ BBQ Yard Bird.

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    1. No matter what, nothing beats a chick-on-a-stick!

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