When we heard that one of the best Thai restaurants in NYC opened a second location in the Seaport District, we started howling and hooting like members of a live studio audience at a taping of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. And if you live nearby, you will too, right after you try our favorite tom yum soup in the city. It’s a spicy, sour sanctuary of ground pork, peanuts, and fish balls - and if we ever made a list of “fall favorites” this dish would likely be the only thing on it. Also, don’t miss the pad thai - theirs is loaded with tamarind-glazed shrimp and calamari that even your seafood-hesitant friends will value deeply.
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