The Best Thai Dish I’ve Ever Had

As I write this post, it is making me sad. Why? When I was in Syracuse for a business trip awhile back, we ended up eating at Erawan Thai Restaurant. It was a random pick, but a good one. My colleague ended up ordering the Nam Prig Ong, and by golly, it’s the best thai dish I’ve ever eaten in my life. Ever. In my life. Yes, I said it. And I’ll say it again. It’s the best thai dish I’ve ever had in my life. However, there is no thai restaurant near me that serves this dish. WHY THE HECK NOT? I have no idea. But it saddens me to think about it, because I know I can’t order it. IMG_3296Yes, I can attempt to make it, and some day I will, but it nevertheless disappoints me that it’s not possible for me to walk into a thai joint around here and order this dish. Oh, the sadness. It was sweet, savory, spicy, and when eaten with rice, it was the greatest thing in the world. Both of us couldn’t stop eating it. And ever since, we can’t stop talking about it. Seriously though, we talk about that dish all the time. It’s like a sickness. Yet I get sad knowing I can’t have it anytime soon. Does anybody know somewhere in the tri-state area I can find this? If so, I will be your greatest fan forever.
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Miles Table

IMG_2517I’m very lucky to live close to Miles Table. We haven’t been there for dinner, but we’ve been there countless times for breakfast, brunch, and to-go breakfast sandwiches.
IMG_2520IMG_2521 IMG_2519Whether it’s lunch sandwiches, gluttonous french toast, breakfast bagel sandwiches, or home fries, everything we’ve ever tried has been delicious and made with love. It’s also very low-key here. You order at the counter and then you wait at your table with a number. They’ll bring everything out for you when it’s ready, which is always pretty quick. Service is always friendly and impeccable and they also have amazing orange juice there. Miles Table, thanks for being in my neighborhood!
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Kidari Sushi Yatai

IMG_2512After watching a particular spot on south street turn over very quickly in the short time I’ve lived in the neighborhood, I was intrigued to finally see a sushi spot open up there. So on a night when we had out of town guests over, we walked over to check out Kidari Sushi Yatai, on South St, between 18 and 19. On a weeknight, the place was pretty busy! We showed up just in time to be able to get a table for 6. It’s a byob! The miso soup was good and the house salad, the typical salad you get at a sushi place with the ginger dressing, was especially good. It was rather large with mixed greens, cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, and a fresh ginger dressing. This is one of my favorites types of salads, so it was a good sign that the rest of the meal would also be good!
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IMG_2514The Sushi & Sashimi on table for two. We’re not sure why they call it “on the table” instead of “regular” like most places do, but hey, it must be their thing! This was a large assortment of various sushi and sashimi, and it also included a dragon roll, a spicy tuna roll, along with the soups and salads. It was a nice variety of fish for the sushi choices and sashimi choices, and everything was fresh. 
IMG_2515We also got some more adventuruous and curious rolls. At the bottom is the Texas Roll – a yellotail, roasted shallot, and avocado roll topped with jalapeno, crab meat, and bacon. Yes, I said bacon! We had to order it, just because, and it was a bonus that it was good! In the middle is the Rittenhouse Roll – salmon, avocado, red tobiko, scallion and crunch on top of california roll. Also very good. And in the back was one of the special rolls of the evening, whose name I totally forget. They were all great. In fact, all of the food here was great. And I was so, so, so happy because of it. The service was very friendly and I can’t recommend this place enough as a nice new neighborhood sushi choice. 
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