Thai Break: 10 of NYC's Best Southeast Asian Eateries

by Julie Besonen, 11/17/2010

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  • Queens' famous Sripraphai  has long been the standard-bearer for great Thai cuisine in the City, but Manhattan is edging its way up the ladder with the heralded arrival of Lotus of Siam and Harold Dieterle's Kin Shop. Earlier this year, the West Village's happening Betel also helped set the bar higher, with a multifaceted menu and exotic cocktails. Reserve, in Murray Hill, is another new addition to the Thai scene, with an international wine list to match its small-plates offerings. The essence of Thai cuisine features jolts of heat, sweet, tangy and sour flavors. It can be big and bold or subtle and soothing, and is always fragrant with herbs and spices. Check out our slideshow to see where to get the best tastes of it.

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