No, it’s not a boxing move or some sort of karate chop; it’s Thai food.
Usually when I eat Thai food, I can’t resist curry dishes. Panang, green, yellow, red or masaman — each takes my taste buds on a coconut-y flavor frenzy. But when some of my coworkers and I sat down for lunch at the Siam Inn last week, I decided to shake things up and try something new.
I ordered the kow krapow, which I can’t say without yelling it out like martial artist. This heaping helping of minced chicken, Thai basil, white mushrooms and bird’s eye chili on rice definitely lived up to the “POW!” in its name. It was the perfect amount of spicy with exploding flavor. And as a $7.95 lunch special, which includes any side item, the kow krapow satisfies your Thai craving without emptying out your wallet.
Siam Inn, 251 W. 51st St. (between Broadway & 8th) 212.757.4006