Spicy kick in Astoria

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THE QUEENS COURIER/Photo by Steve Mosco
The Golden Cups are crisp and succulent with an array of flavors.THE QUEENS COURIER/Photo by Steve Mosco
The Golden Cups are crisp and succulent with an array of flavors.

Green Curry set up shop in Astoria with the expressed purpose of providing residents with authentic and aromatic Thai cuisine – and they are pulling it off with flying colors.
In its sleek, modern setting along Ditmars Boulevard, Green Curry offers spicy variety at a price that won’t burn a hole in your wallet. Each one of their 13 appetizer offerings are under $8 – a pleasant surprise considering the quality and flavor profile.
The fish cakes are homemade, old world delights served with a cucumber and ground peanut Thai chili sauce. The sauce provides the perfect spicy kick and is exactly what an adventurous eater needs to raise this dish to the next level. The chicken puff pastries are homemade from scratch and are packed with curry powder and ground chicken.
The standout appetizer is the Golden Cup – four crisp, golden wontons filled with sautéed shrimp, green peas, sweet corn, carrots and bell peppers. Sweet, spicy and a textural experience, these cups will push all your hunger buttons.
Choose from Green Curry’s array of soups and Yums – authentic Thai spicy salads. The Tom Yum Goong soup is a hearty and fiery broth served with shrimp, lemongrass, fresh lime juice, mushroom and coriander leaves. As for Yums, try the Nam Sod – ground pork marinated with roasted chili, peanut, lime and shredded ginger. Both dishes are an aromatic experience to behold.
Next on the warming trend, Green Curry’s drunken noodles. This flavorful concoction is loaded with chilies, broad noodles and your choice of chicken, beef or pork. It’s all stir-fried together with tomato, onions, carrots and sweet basil leaves in a chili garlic sauce.
All of Green Curry’s entrees come with your choice of beef, chicken or pork for under $10, with shrimp costing an additional $1. Try the Pad Gra Prow – a sweet and sour sauce with pineapple, tomato, onion and cucumber that goes perfectly with pork.
Green Curry also offers fish dishes with the obvious standout being the fried whole red snapper. At under $20, it’s a mouth-watering bargain that has to be eaten to be believed.
The lunch menu at Green Curry is another bargain. For $7.95, customers choose from 13 dishes served with jasmine rice, fried wonton and salad.
There are, of course, non-spicy options at Green Curry and all of the dishes can have their heat adjusted to taste. So even if spicy isn’t your passion, there are still many delicious reasons to give Green Curry a go.

Green Curry
35-13 Ditmars Boulevard
Astoria, NY 11105
Tel: 718-777-7013
Fax: 718-777-7072
Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Friday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Lunch Specials: Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Delivery: Yes
All Major Credit Cards Accepted
Wheelchair Accessible