204 East 13th Street
b/t 2nd & 3rd Avenues
My brother came to visit NYC for the first time since pre-pandemic, and it felt like we had to make up for lost time! We mapped out every meal and even some snacks/desserts, and it did not disappoint!
Our first meal was at Soothr, a new-ish Thai spot in the East Village that I came across when every food blog/website was posting round-ups of places with great outdoor dining. Now restaurants are operating at 100% capacity indoors too, but Soothr's back garden was great!
We started with great cocktails and an appetizer:
Mai Duet - made with rum, passion fruit, and red wine, garnished with goose berries
Roasted Eggplant Salad - lemongrass, shallot, mint, chili powder, puffy rice, and fried poached egg
We ordered three entrees to all share, and it was great being able to try Soothr's version of my go-to pad si-iw, plus two dishes I had never had before.
Koong Karee - Sautéed shrimp in creamy scrambled egg curry sauce, served with rice
Duck Noodles - Caramelized duck breast over dry noodles with house gravy and steamed baby gailan
Chicken Pad Si-iw - Pan-fried broad rice noodles with egg and baby gailan
All three were fantastic, and would definitely recommend them...and really everything we ordered! Soothr is authentic, unique, and a welcomed change from your neighborhood Thai take-out spot.