One of the best things about being in the city during August is getting into any restaurant is a lot easier than other times of the year. PokPokNy is one I never got to when it first opened. The lines were insanely long. Now they take reservations for half the restaurant and walk-ins for the other half. I really like that approach. I also forgot how much I love Thai food.
The restaurant has a great neighborhood vibe with checkered table clothes, a nice long bar, plastic plates and a friendly staff. The food is delicious. I am definitely going back…sorry it took me so long to get there. There were four of us and I do recommend going with a group so you can taste more. A sharing kind of place.
I went for the Singha beer but one of us had a cocktail. There are a bunch of them. Kind of love the glass it came in.
The food comes out when it is done. First thing out was the pork ribs. Pork ribs marinated in soy, honey, ginger and Thai spices. The meet comes off the bone. Delicious and sticky on the fingers.
Sticky rice comes to the table in these little baskets. Perfect for sopping up some of the heat of the other dishes we were about to get.
This is a Northern Thai curry so it is relatively mild although there are plenty of things on the table to heat it up. This was delicious. A perfect balance of coconut, curry paste, pickled vegetables, greens, noodles and chicken. I would have been happy to have this whole thing to myself.
Another Northern Thai curry. Sweet pork belly with ginger, tamarind and palm sugar. Delish.
They are known for their wings. Crispy deep fried fish sauce and sugar wings.
Flank steak salad with fish sauce, lime and chili powder, shallots, lemongrass and cilantro. Spicy.
Dessert should be called for in advance. We got the last plate of this. Sticky sweet coconut rice with slice mangos. Wow.
Returning for sure!