Get Authentic Thai Hawker Food At Pye Boat Noodle On The Upper East Side
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We’re all guilty of sticking to our favorites when it comes to Thai food. We get it: why mess with a sure thing when drunken noodles and pad see ew promise consistent culinary joy, every single time? That said, sometimes moving outside your comfort zone means having your mind—or at least taste buds—blown for the better. This is one of those times. Pye Boat Noodle specializes in Thai hawker food, bringing the street fare of Bangkok open air markets to the Upper East Side. Here, you’ll find heaping helpings of dry and wet noodles, which come with an almost endless array of seasonings and options, all of which deliver explosive flavor. If you come here, you’re agreeing to play with the big boys when it comes to spice. Dishes are packed with flavor and heat, so consider this your warning, as well as your tip to make sure to hydrate.
After, head to neighborhood favorite Ryan’s Daughter. Spanning four decades of history, this local watering hole is practically an Upper East Side institution at this point. Stop in for a round of beers and a game of pool or darts and wind down with the old timers who call this joint their home away from home. They also host trivia on Monday nights at 8 p.m. Gather a team for the chance to win a bar tab. Losers get a garbage shot, so it's a win-win either way.
Pye Boat Noodle
1711 2nd Avenue, Manhattan
350 East 85th Street, Manhattan