Breeze Thai, so I placed our order. Two Chicken Pad See Eew lunch specials. Big mistake...
Again with the whole not seeming like a real New Yorker (or at the very least a real midtown office worker), this was my very first Seamless Web experience. Ordering was really easy, I picked my lunch special, was able to choose between soup or salad and specify whether I wanted my dish mild, medium or spicy. I liked how you could include special comments for each order. And since I rarely have cash it was nice to be able to pay securely online. I placed my order at 11:33pm and by 12:04pm my lunch was waiting downstairs. Sadly ordering was probably the best thing about lunch.
When the order arrived LC and I immediately knew something was off. The noodles were on the pale side and clumpy. Not to mention they didn't look like the extra broad Pad See Eew noodles that I'm used to. One bite confirmed that they were dry and fairly flavorless. LC pulled out some soy sauce to doctor the noodles, but that didn't do much. Fail. Major fail.
Now I've had bad Pad Thais in the past, but never such a lackluster Pad See Eew. I love Thai noodle dishes. Unlike Thai curries they aren't something that I can easily make at home. When Lawman and I go out we typically order at least one noodle dish so consequently I tend to judge a place by their noodles. I had high hopes for Breeze Thai. A good friend who is very particular about Thai food highly recommended it to me. She didn't have the Pad See Eew, but she said every dish that she tried has been consistently excellent. Maybe this Pad See Eew was the exception, maybe the chef was having an off day, but in all honesty LC and I couldn't finish our lunch. And what's more, we didn't want to finish it.
Next time I want Pad See Eew I'm sticking with Song, Wondee Siam, or Pongsri Thai.
Where do you go for awesome Pad See Eew (or Pad Thai for that matter)?
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