Thai Cuisine Galore at Cobble Hill’s Spice Restaurant

Thai Cuisine Galore at Cobble Hill’s Spice Restaurant

Have you ever had a friend who is so well traveled that you feel the need to up your game when they finally make that much-talked-about trip to your town? Well, I have such a friend and she spent this past weekend in NYC. Said friend has called the likes of Kenya, London and San Francisco home, so I knew I had to plan a stellar itinerary—which is what brought us into the city’s up-and-coming most-popular borough, Brooklyn. After a day spent walking around exploring the galleries in DUMBO, we worked up an appetite and made the journey to Cobble Hill—a fairly quiet downtown Brooklyn ‘hood teeming with dimly lit music venues, boutiques with trendy duds and fedoras stacked miles high, and a ton of restaurants with menus prominently displayed on the sidewalk.

Window-shopping for a restaurant brought us in contact with a number of great spots, but Spice Restaurant won the prize of our patronage once we saw the extensive menu—paired with reasonable prices and a pretty decent happy hour. Once inside the long corridor-like restaurant—which boasts an industrial vibe with wrought-iron embellishments and floor-to-ceiling shelves packed with kitchen appliances one would normally find in Pottery Barn or Pier 1 Imports—we spread out at a large table and gave the menu a more in-depth look. After perusing pages of appetizers (think Warm Duck Lettuce Wraps, Curry Puffs and Siam Buns), specialty items (of the Thai Volcanic Chicken, Grilled Honey Duck and Geyser Shrimp Clay Pot variety), as well as plenty of Fried Rice and Noodle options, I chose the Hot Sweet Basil with chicken, onions, bell pepper, garlic and Thai chili—flavorful with just the right kick—while my friend opted for colorful Hawaiian Ginger & Pineapple with tofu, onions, mushrooms, celery, bell peppers and soybean. Our food came lickety-split and I topped off my meal with a not-too-sweet lychee martini—which came with a huge piece of lychee (a refreshing little dessert). My friend enjoyed our “BK” excursion and can add Cobble Hill to her extensive list of travels and Spice to her go-to roster of places to eat when back in town. The eatery also has locations throughout NYC. For a complete list, click here.

 

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