Walk into Eim Khao Mun Kai, and you’ll smell two things: chicken and rice. That’s because this place specializes in a Thai version of Hainanese chicken - and it’s the only thing on the menu. A single serving comes with a big mound of rice topped with some tender poached chicken that’s chopped to order. Along with rich, salty broth on the side, it’s a very substantial meal, and it’ll cost you slightly less than $10. Grab some quick takeout, or hang out at one of the big round tables in the little space and enjoy your overachieving casual weeknight meal.
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Happy Stony Noodle
Happy Stony Noodle is a Taiwanese restaurant in Elmhurst that makes excellent beef noodle soup.
Lhasa Fresh Food
If you want to eat Tibetan food in Elmhurst, head straight to Lhasa Fresh Food and order some momos and thenthuk.
Dek Sen is a small, cash-only Thai spot in Elmhurst that excels at dessert. Get the pad kee mao, and be sure to try the massive milo sizzling roti.
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Authenticity is the name of the game at Somtum Der, an East Village restaurant with one other location – Bangkok. Follow our Food Rundown to navigate the huge menu and avoid the mediocre dishes.
Lovely Day is one of the most reasonably priced restaurants where you can still feel like you've had a fun night out.
Lamoon is a cash-only, BYOB restaurant in Elmhurst that specializes in Northern Thai food, and it’s a great spot to eat sausage and pork spine soup.
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SriPraPhai is a Woodside favorite that’s been serving some of NYC’s best Thai food for over two decades.
Ayada is one of the best Thai restaurants in the city. Bring a big group to Elmhurst spot, and cover your table in duck, catfish, and drunken noodles.
Lhasa Fast Food
Lhasa Fast Food is a tiny Tibetan restaurant hidden behind a cell phone store in Jackson Heights. Stop by for a quick meal, and order some momos.
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