I must admit that I haven’t tried a ton of Thai food in NYC. I live a few blocks from some really solid choices and I really hate commuting far distances for a $7 meal.

That being said, Uncle Boons Sister is probably my favorite.

The Thai Basil stir fry was bursting with flavor and just the right amount of spicy where I wasn’t panicking about the whereabouts of the nearest bottle of Sriracha.

The Mataba (curried lamb pastry) was definitely on the Indian side, in case those flavors frighten you, but it was also quite nice.

The Laab (fried chicken) wasn’t as glorious as the stir fry but it was what everyone else in that teeny tiny ass place was ordering (only 5 little round tables – it’s more of a takeout joint) so definitely order that if you go with another person.

203 Mott St
New York, NY 10012 b/t Kenmare St & Spring St

(646) 850-9480


MATABA – Curried Lamb Pastry with Sweet Chili Sauce – $7

PHAT BAI HORAPHA – Thai Basil Stir Fry with Beef Shortrib and Crispy Egg – $15

LAAB – Fried Chicken with Herb Salad, Cucumber and Toasted Rice Powder – $14