Thai Son – review
For our last meal in NY, we chose Vietnamese. Thai Son is the number one choice on Yelp and it didn’t disappoint. The pho was much more flavourful than Pho 88′s and the meat/soup ratio was more than acceptable. The noodles weren’t al dente enough though. What is it with NY pho joints that they can’t make al dente noodles? One thing that made my day was that when I asked for fresh chilies, I got the real thing – bird’s eye chilies. Usually I get jalepenos which annoys me to no end!
We also ordered banh xeo or Vietnamese crepe. This came with an inch high of filling. I never thought that I’d ever complain about too much filling but this was the case. There were loads of bean sprouts, shrimps and pork in the filling and not enough crepe! Also, the crepe wasn’t as crispy as I would’ve liked. One thing that made the banh xeo stand out from others is the green onions in it. First time I’ve ever since it! It added so much to the taste!
We were here on a Saturday at around 3p.m. and the restaurant was quite full. Service was quick and they did rush us in the end when a line started to form with hungry customers.
I’d definitely come back to this restaurant although the pho in NY is nothing compared to that in Toronto!
|Value for money:||4.5/5|
Thai Son, 89 Baxter St., Chinatown, NY (metro: Canal St.)