I’ve completed the Sunnyside Thai restaurant quadfecta last night by going to Dee Thai on Queens Blvd north side at 47th street. Still have to go to the Thai-Malay place on Skillman, but that one isn’t strictly Thai so it doesn’t count. Dee is perhaps the most prominent of the Thai restaurants here, since it’s on a main thoroughfare and is not a chain (unlike Yum Yum).
The restaurant is split into two main (small) rooms, with even a bar in one. The decor is minimalistic but nicely fitting with a Thai theme. As you can see barely in the window, they do have an A rating from the health department.
I almost invariably get the good Thai iced tea here ($2.50), and this time we also tried the Coconut juice (surprisingly costing even more – $3.00), which was good as well, and contained many large coconut chunks.
This was a weekly special ($12) so you’re likely not going to find it on the menu, and I don’t even remember the full correct name correctly (I know it ended with “Dee Dee”, and that the other two words started with a K and a Y – I should have written this down). The way it was described on the menu made it sound huge because they listed every single ingredient, but as you can see, most of the vegetables (in the background) were symbolic. There were some great snow peas embedded in the tofu though, and this tofu was definitely one of the best I’ve ever eaten – it had a very unusual, smooth taste, and the nearly transparent sauce covering the whole plate complemented it very nicely. The shrimp were the best part, and although there weren’t too many of them, each one was quite large and very succulent.
This Pad Cashew Nut entree with duck($12 – other meat choices are available for less, as low as $8 for chicken/vegetable/tofu) was pretty standard, but very delicious. Will try it another time with chicken and we’ll see if the 50% premium for duck is really worth it (as presumably all the other ingredients are the same).