Hamptons Part 1: Phao Thai Kitchen

It’s a given that if you don’t find me in the city, I’ll likely be out in the Hamptons as it’s been an annual engagement each summer since I moved to New York.  Luckily, there are of course plenty of culinary options out East and no shortage of delicious.

This weekend I re-visited one of my favorites, Phao Thai Kitchen, at 29 Main Street in Sag Harbor. While we waited for our table, we had the opportunity to imbibe the concoctions including Devilish Romance that I ordered which includes champagne and St. Germain (elderflower); it was sweet and naughty, so very aptly named. My friend enjoyed the Midnight Lemonade:

Midnight Lemonade and Devilish Romance

To start, we ordered the Fresh Basil Rolls which included fresh-cut local vegetables with mint, Thai basil, fresh herbs, angel hair rice noodles and poached shrimp in a rice paper wrapper with Sriracha-honey dipping sauce. We also shared the Roti Paratha, crisp grilled Indian flatbread served with yellow curry dipping sauce (ask for more curry sauce, it’s addictive!). 

For my main, I chose the Green Curry Chicken which came with fresh green chili sautéed with garlic, kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, sweet basil leaves, Thai coconut milk, red and green bell peppers, eggplant, golden squash and onion.  Phao indicates what dishes are spicy with a red pepper on the menu and this one was indeed hot (heed the warnings), but delicious!

Green Curry Chicken

The menu is great for vegetarians as well as my friend enjoyed the Roti Paratha to start and Summer Vegetable Prik Pao which includes golden squash, zucchini, onions, red and green bell peppers, eggplant bamboo shoots, cashews, fried tofu, and Thai basil in a garlic red chili sweet/sour sauce:

Summer Vegetable Prik Pao

Overall, the cocktails will keep you coming back for more, the food is excellent, there are great options to satisfy both the meat and non meat eaters, and the ambiance is perfect whether you’re on a date or just enjoying an intimate dinner with a group of friends.

If you go: Tell Tora I sent you.  Allow enough time for parking and relax and enjoy!


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2 Responses to “Hamptons Part 1: Phao Thai Kitchen”

  1. Caitlin {Pacifier In My Pocket} Says:

    Oh my goodness this looks delicious! I may need to make a trip to NYC just to try out these places. Yum!

  2. Hamptons Part 2: B. Smith’s, Sen and Round Swamp Farm « Mojitos & Florentine Says:

    […] you read my part 1 Hamptons post, you know that going out to the Hamptons is a favorite pasttime of mine.  To continue my culinary […]

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