Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Thai Pavilion - Astorian Staple Has a New Look

Thai Pavilion Restaurant - 37-10 30th Avenue, Astoria NY 11103
N/W Train to 30th Avenue

Walking back from Sunday's belly-dancing class, I noticed a shiny new restaurant facade across the street from New York Sports Clubs. That gleaming facade belonged to an Astorian Thai staple, Thai Pavilion. This restaurant has been around for more than fifteen years but I've always passed right by it. Its new sign, while a little flashy definitely grabs your attention. It certainly made me pick up a menu and marvel at its extensiveness and delicious-sounding specialties.

Below is a sampling of their cuisine. If you haven't done so already, check it out and keep Pavilion in your consideration set along with other Thai options such as Wave Thai, Thai Elephant and Leng Thai. And like most Thai establishments, this one won't hurt your wallet.


Hoy-Ob-Mor-Din - Steamed fresh mussels with Thai herbs and lemongrass. Served with spicy lemon sauce...$7

Shrimp in a Blanket - Fried shrimp individually wrapped in egg roll skin with stuffing and pork. Served with spicy plum sauce...$6

Thai Tod Mun - Fried mixture of ground chicken and shrimp cake, curry paste and string beans. Served with peanut cucumber salad...$6

Chef's Specials:

Siam Beef - Sliced marinated beef with Thai herbs, sesame oil, spicy fried rice and pickled ginger...$14

Bangkok Lamb - Pan-friend tenderloin of lamb with basil leaves, chili pepper, mushrooms and garlic sauce...$16

Potek (Thai Tom Yum Soup) - A famous seafood combination with mushrooms, chili, lime juice, finished with lemongrass broth...$17

Entrees: Include your choice of chicken, beef, pork or squid

Kang Deng or Kang Kiew Wan - Curry (red or green) with coconut milk, bamboo shoots, chili pepper, red or green curry sauce...$10

Lad Prig - Sauteed with chili pepper, mushrooms, garlic and tamarind sauce...$9

Pad Med Ma Muang - Sauteed with cashew nuts, zucchini, mushrooms, scallions and chili pepper...$9

They also have a $7 - $9 lunch special, Monday-Friday from 12:00p - 3:00p. All lunch dishes are served with steamed rice, soup and a salad.

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