High on Thai

High on Thai

Crispy duck salad at Pongsri Thai

My theater companion and I always overdo it at Pongsri Thai, our go-to Thai restaurant in the Theater District. Not that we ever regret doing so. Our standing order seems to be (no, is): tom yum goong (shrimp soup: Yum is right), yum goon-chieng (grilled Chinese sausage salad: double yum), crispy duck salad, chicken satay, forget-me-not prawns, whole fried red snapper, masaman curry (with beef) and pad gra-prow (basil) fried rice. And, if we’re still hungry, pork pad thai. Delicious every time.

So far, we’ve dined at Pongsri twice this season. First, after “A Bronx Tale” at the Longacre next door. And, most recently, after a Wednesday matinee of “Amélie” at the Walter Kerr across the street. My eyes may have deceived me, but, while tucking into the satay and prawns, I could have sworn that was Phillipa Soo (Amélie herself) picking up takeout between shows.

Pongsri Thai, 244 W. 48th St., 212.582.3392, www.pongsri.net
A Bronx Tale,” Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48th St., 212.239.6200, www.abronxtalethemusical.com
Amélie,” Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 W. 48th St., 877.250.2929, www.ameliebroadway.com

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