I love Thai food. I'm a Thai food fanatic. If I was a boxer, my name would be Mike Thaison. 42nd Street to 59th Street on 9th ave, is filled with Thai restaurants, it's like a little Thaitown in NYC. My favorite NYC Thai joint is Pam Real Thai, on 49th and 9th. But another spot, not too far away, that has opened up recently, and has been very popular, is Pure Thai Cookhouse. It's worth checking out too, because it is excellent and great!

When I dine at a Thai restaurant for the first time, I always must check out their dumplings. Daddy loves dumplings. The steamed vegetable dumplings here ($6.50), with peanut, tofu, spinach, garlic chip, and a ginger soy dip, are delectable and great.


A special pork larb was fabulous. The flavor perfectly balanced, a stunning kick, that was not overpowering, but just right. Refreshing and crunchy. My dining companion and I loved this dish!


Wok chili tumeric with beef ($10), kaffir lime leaf, thai chili, asparagus, string bean, and tumeric chili puree sauce is excellent.


Ratchaburi crab and pork dry noodles ($10), handmade egg noodles, roasted pork, lump crab meat, yu choy, and scallion, is awesome. The noodles were perfect. Pork and crab? This dish was made for me. It was devoured in moments. Love.


So, on a stretch of plenty of Thai choices, Pure Thai Cookhouse stands out. It's one of the best in town.

Pure Thai Cookhouse
766 9th Ave (bet. 52nd and 51st)
New York, NY 10019