After attending opening night of an off-Broadway show last week, MM and I were famished. Our mutual love for Thai food made it pretty easy to figure out what we were going to eat. It was only a matter of where. As we walked up 9th avenue, we eventually decided on Pam Real Thai. If you recall, I went to its sister restaurant with Bestie a couple of months ago. It turns out I’ve actually been to this location before, about a year ago. I was looking forward to the dining experience however it was less than remarkable. Perhaps I hyped it up but in truth I think they just didn’t do their best. We decided to share three dishes. The Shrimp Yellow Curry Fried Rice was first to arrive.
A delightful and colorful dish filled with flavor and featuring two of my favorite items, shrimp and rice. I was quite satisfied with this dish and felt the rest of our dining experience held promise. Next the Stir Fried Long Hot Pepper with Chicken arrived.
It certainly sounded like it would be good when we read it on the menu. It was fine. Not good, not bad, just fine. I really was hoping it would pack a punch. The green peppers did a lot to boost each bite but I felt the sauce was lacking. After we finished the dish, we fully expected our next dish to arrive. Instead we waited, and waited, and waited. Finally our check arrived. WHAT?! We stared at the server with a puzzled look and he stared back then realizing the error apologized and asked us if we still wanted the dish. Umm, duh, of course we do! Our Kai arrived and I wondered why we had bothered.
Stir fried chicken with flat rice noodles with Gaelic onions and Thai style hot sauce on the side. What a mistake. The dish was so onion heavy it was almost unappetizing. The noodles lacked flavor and the side of hot sauce was awkward. I just kept wondering why they didn’t cook it in the sauce. What a waste. We had a few bites then gave up. Upon reflection I realize that our experience at Pam wasn’t actually that bad, but ending on a sour note definitely left me feeling wanting. At least I got to spend time with MM, which was nice.