Green Leaf Heats
Up Thai Cravings
By Luann and MarieAnn/ firstname.lastname@example.org
The Foodies were in the
mood for a taste of Southeast Asia, so we flew over to Thai
Green Leaf in East Northport.
Upon entering the cozy establishment, visitors are seated
at snug wooden tables where decorative lights in the shape
of lanterns that are adorned with colorful leaves hang from
above. On each table sits a small vase with artificial red
flowers, and traditional Asian decorations ornament the walls
On our recent visit we started our meal with the Satay ($6.50),
chicken, beef or a mix grilled on skewers with peanut sauce.
The chicken is tender and well seasoned and the beef is succulent
and juicy. The peanut sauce added an extra kick of flavor
to the aromatic plate.
Our next dish was the Pad Thai ($9.50), one of Green Leaf
Thais most popular dishes. The stir-fried Thai noodles
came with a generous helping of plump shrimp and were well
complemented by the eggs, bean sprouts and tofu mixed in.
A plentiful helping of ground peanuts on the side served to
enrich the savory flavors of the meal.
We enjoyed the Khao Pad Supparot, or Pineapple Coconut Fried
Rice, ($7.95) as our second entrée. Served in a pineapple
boat with cucumber and tomato garnishes and topped with ground
peanut and fried onions, the rice had a rich, bold coconut
flavor. The jumbo, juicy shrimps mixed in proved a perfect
accompaniment to the creamy texture of the rich and the ripe
chunks of pineapple. This dish can also be ordered with chicken.
For our final dish we just had to try the Gai Pad Bai Ga-Paw,
the Spicy Basil Chicken ($10.50). The chicken strips, served
with a plentiful portion of peppers and onions and cooked
in a chili paste, were delightfully spicy.
Other dishes we just have to return to sample include Thai
Green Leafs popular Pla Lard Prik ($20.95), the whole-fried
crispy snapper with chili, garlic and tamarind, the Sweet
and Sour Pla ($20.95), a whole-fried crispy snapper embellished
with a sweet and sour sauce, and the Goong Phao Nam Prik Paow
($18.95), grilled king prawns served with the house special
To wash down our meals we ordered the Thai Ice Tea, prepared
from the sunset yellow tealeaf. Smooth and refreshing with
an invigorating hint of mint, the ice tea was just what we
needed after our spicy basil chicken.
For dessert we chose the Fried Banana ($2.95). Topped with
whipped cream and cherries, the creamy banana was served warm
in a crunchy spring roll wrap oozing with sweet honey and
was an instant favorite.
Impressive presentation and attentive, outstanding service
topped our stay. If youre craving a taste of Southeast
Asia, venture to Thai Green Leaf for an experience that is
sure to satisfy.
1969 Jericho Turnpike
E. Northport, NY 11731
Atmosphere: Comfortable, family friendly
Thursday 11:30 a.m. 10 p.m.
Friday Saturday 11:30 a.m. 11 p.m.
Sunday sss12:30 p.m. 10 p.m.