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I’m counting down the 100 best dishes I tasted in 2016…

Ho Mok was definitely one of the most unique and interesting dishes I have tried in a long time. This is rather obscure Southereast Asian dish that is essentially a steamed fish custard. It’s much better than it sounds. The two pots of rich, creamy mousse are comprised of striped bass and a coconut based red curry. Maximum flavor is revealed through herbal kaffir lime and sweet Thai basil. Its unique texture and rich complex flavor make this a must try.   Price: $4

KIIN THAI EATERY
36 East 8th Street (between Greene Street and University Place),
Greenwich Village
(212) 529-2363
kiinthaieatery.com

Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

KIIN THAI EATERY, 36 East 8th Street (between Greene Street and University Place), Greenwich Village

I have walked by Kiin in Greenwich Village so many times and have always written it off as an  extension of some NYU cafeteria. I say that in jest, of course, but I never did think it was a legitimate destination for authentic Thai food.

When I recently learned it was owned by the team behind East Village’s Somtum Der, I realized a potential hidden gem awaited. So we checked it out one night. There were many college-aged diners, but we weren’t the only ones over 21. It seems the word is out that there is some legitimate homecooked Thai food here.

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