Sweet And Spicy Rules
At Sri Thai
By Luann and Marcus/ email@example.com
In search of a feast from the East, the Foodies ventured to
Sri Thai in Huntington village and found that sweet and spicy
brings culinary sparkle to New Street.
Where the atmosphere and décor bring a spicy eastern
flare, the staff brings in the sweet. Fun, friendly and attentive,
the ladies of Sri Thai are all dressed in pink as a sort of
uniform; they even match the bright pink holiday tree near
the counter. On April 13, we hear they plan to wear traditional
Thai dress for Thai New Year.
We had visited Sri Thai on many a lunch occasion to take advantage
of their specials. From noon to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday,
20 dishes are available for $7.95 and include soup or salad,
rice and egg roll. Broccoli and chicken sautéed with
oyster sauce is a winner, but a variety of curry and noodle
dishes caught our eye as well.
After sipping on deliciously sweet Thai Iced Tea, we started
with a plate of the Sri Thai spicy potatoes ($5.95). The sautéed
potatoes are covered in a dark, velvety, barbeque-like sauce,
with chili paste, soy sauce, garlic, red onion and basil.
The perfect balance of sweet and spicy we came to associate
with Sri Thai, the red onion brought a nice flavor to the
A sweet, crispy noodle dish called Mee Krob ($5.95) was up
next. A plate came piled high with thin, crispy noodles drizzled
in a sauce with a hint of orange tang to it. Light and airy,
the noodles were the perfect accompaniment to the heavier
potatoes they awoke the palate without making us feel
too stuffed once our main course came.
A pair of entrees was perfect for the chilly Friday night
and warmed us to the core. Crispy duck ($20.95) came with
tamarind sauce, which has more of a sweet and sour taste to
it rather than sweet and spicy. The meat is served dark and
tender on the inside, but crispy on the outside, and is garnished
with cashew nuts.
We probably had the most fun with the Pineapple Special ($15.95),
simply because of the diversity on one plate. The dish comes
with sautéed shrimp and chicken with cashew nuts, onion,
scallion, bell pepper, dried chili pepper, chunk pineapple
and chili paste. The pineapple chunks are generous and sizable,
and the sweetness of the fruit provides a cool balance to
the spiciness of the chili paste. The shrimp is cooked well
and is delicately seasoned with all the flavors in the dish,
as is the chicken. If youre not the biggest fan of hot
hot hot, watch out that you dont chew on a dried chili
pepper those veggies provide the dish with that perfect
heat that rises in the back of your throat, but can really
do a number on your mouth if youre not expecting it!
As we recovered from the spicy heat of our dinner, we were
presented with heat of a different kind. For dessert, fried
ice cream flambé ($5.95) was literally on fire as it
was placed between us. Served impeccably over a homemade raspberry
puree that covered the whole dish, the crisp, sugary exterior
encloses the cool, creamy ice cream; it is a classic end to
a traditional Thai meal.
14 New Street
Atmosphere: Eastern themed, casual
Price range: Moderate
Hours: Mon-Thurs noon-10 p.m.,
Fri-Sat noon-10:30 p.m.,
Sun noon-9:30 p.m.