Refraining from the Thai kitchen tendency which often involves chandeliers juxtaposed with high-end chair replicas, and other elements of design flair, is Pok Pok Phat Thai. Paying strong tribute to the Thai street, 70’s and 80’s album art decorates the walls, injecting a hipster twist to the eatery that is mostly dedicated to phat (Pad) Thai.
Pork fat is the piston behind the Andy Ricker engine that renders a variety of delicious phat Thais, none of which include chicken, an apparent fabrication best left for tourists.
A substitution for the vegan and the none pork consuming crowd can be made. For an effervescently authentic experience, pair your phad Thai with a drinking vinegar, a sour tasting fruit-based beverage that comes in a variety of flavors. Tamarind fares to be the most pleasant.
137 Rivington St
(between Norfolk St & Suffolk St)
New York, NY 10002