There seems to be a tradition in New York of eating Chinese food on Christmas Day. Is this just because Chinese Restaurants are one of the few places open? My brother and I decided since our parents were in town we would go out to Queens for the best Thai food in New York : SriPraPhai Thai Restaurant in Woodside.
When we go we order family style so everyone can get a taste of several dishes… We ordered more than I took photos of but these were my favorites: Crispy Chinese watercress salad with shrimp, squid and chicken. Fried soft shell crab with shredded green mango sauce. Saute pork let with chili, garlic & basil leaves.
I know chinese salad at a Thai restaurant? Trust me this one of my new favorites there! The fried watercress is balanced with fresh seafood and red onion; very refreshing. The fried soft shell crab was crispy, a little spicy offset by the sweet/sour flavors in the lime onion mango sauce – incredible! The Saute pork was succulent in a spicy chili sauce. There is something unbelievable about slow cooked pork that almost melts in your mouth.
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and if you are local to New York or ever visit check out SriPraPhai in Woodside Queens!