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Bangkok 2 Thai

349 1st Ave., (bet. 20th & 21st Sts.) New York, NY 10010
TEL: 212-473-4480 / 212-473-2206
Mon-Thu: 11:30 am-11 pm
Fri: 11:30 am-11:30 pm
Sat: 12-11:30 pm, Sun: 4-11 pm

Home-style Thai with Unique Specialties
One year ago this local Thai takeout shop was revamped into a dine-in restaurant where regulars can now sit down in a cozy modern setting to enjoy Thai cooking for lunch and dinner.  Chef and Owner, Cheer Chin still cooks alongside his mother, dishing out home cooked Thai meals at low prices.

Come for dinnertime with friends to taste and sample signature dishes like Mommy’s Fried Chicken (bottom left) and Golden Bags (top right). Rare treats cannot be missed with a special Lychee Thai Iced Tea, iced tea Thai-style sweetened with lychee juice.

Recommended is their signature Mommy’s Fried Chicken, recipe courtesy of mommy herself, who used to own a fried chicken shop back in Thailand. These boneless chunks of juicy and tender meat are coated in a thin batter and already seasoned to enjoy as is, or with sweet chili sauce. Bangkok 2 Thai sets themselves apart by offering many unique menu items, often switching up common Thai fare such as their popular Golden Bags appetizer.  Their large square shaped versions have a crispy fried wrapping filled with juicy and savory ground chicken and shrimp, which goes perfectly well served with sweet and sour sauce. The portion size is almost a steal at $5.  Another eye catching rare dish on the menu is their Pad Thai Duck. The twist on this classic dish is sure to tantalize your tastebuds, with a crispy and chewy roasted duck complementing a sweeter style of pad thai noodle and caramelized onions.

Not your ordinary pad Thai, Pad Thai Duck’s roasted duck in stir-fried onions and noodles are a fun flavor and texture experience.

The lunch specials for $6.95 became popular with students and locals but their extensive menu with a large variety of dishes and special Thai treats are all low priced even for dinner. The appetizers are in the $4-$6 range which are great for sampling and sharing in groups and with most entrees between $10-$14, Bangkok 2 will give you more bang for your buck at dinnertime.