Wondee Siam’s Pork Drunken Noodles (Key Mao Pork): Skimpy Portion & Undesirable Veggies

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Wondee Siam was recommended to me after the Midtown Pork Drunken Noodle Showdown between Topaz and Pam Real Thai Encore. Pork Drunken Noodles (flat noodles sauteed with Thai Chiles and Basil) is my favorite Thai dish and I haven’t found anywhere that does it better than Topaz. I’m the NYC Food Guy, however, and I have an open mind, so it hurt me that much more when Wondee Siam showed up with two skimpy portions of Drunken Noodles ($8.50 each) filled with the most undesirable and out of place vegetables I’ve ever encountered in any Thai dish.

Cauliflower? Cabbage? Zucchini? What are these vegetables doing in my Drunken Noodles? They’re obviously there to make a severely small portion look heartier and to decorate the appearance of some extremely mediocre pork (tough and stringy). Overall, this dish was greasy, weak on flavor and spice, and a straight up rip off. I usually like to give places more than one chance to impress but Wondee Siam gave me NO REASON to return.

See the rest of my Drunken Noodle Tour here.

Wondee Siam 792 9th Ave b/t 52-53 St. New York, NY 10019

(212) 459-9057

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12 Responses to “Wondee Siam’s Pork Drunken Noodles (Key Mao Pork): Skimpy Portion & Undesirable Veggies”

  1. sam i am Says:

    i love pork druken noodles… wait, druken?

  2. The NYC Food Guy Says:

    Sam I am,

    Thanks.

  3. betazen Says:

    That looks pretty miserable for $8.50.

  4. stephanie Says:

    hey that food looks so good 🙂

  5. Dan Says:

    ain’t no pork nachos, am i right?

  6. stevenp Says:

    Bad rec, chowsue. Tell the hubby he doesn’t know what ‘real’ Thai food is like! ;^)

  7. DDR Says:

    Awrence – I gotta say that photo of your awful Thai dish is more offensive to me than all the bizarre gay comments on this blog combined.

    Reminds me of the time I got a “pastrami” sub from the Subway on 45th St. despite knowing better.

  8. The NYC Food Guy Says:

    Dan,

    You said it man. Nothing will ever be pork nachos. MWAH HA HA HA!!!!

    Stevenp,

    Ha you unearthed the recommendation. Nice detective work. Let’s hope chowsue finds her way here and defends her husband’s honor.

    Where’s your top Thai food?

  9. Cabbage? Says:

    Yeah, I think cabbage is where I would draw the line. Nothing wrong with it, but it has no place in Drunken Noodles.

  10. The NYC Food Guy Says:

    Cabbage?,

    Thank you. Where’s your top Thai food?

  11. Lisa Says:

    I have been smitten with this particular dish since I first tasted it. I am also fortunate enough to have one of the worlds best nearby. I live in Northwest Indiana and if you are ever in this neck of the woods, pop into the 5 star Thai restaurant on Pine Island Drive Near Schererville, Indiana it will knock your socks off!

  12. The NYC Food Guy Says:

    Lisa,

    Thanks for the heads up. I don’t know when and if I’ll find myself in Indiana but Im grateful to know where I’m getting my Thai food if I do. Have you been to NY before?

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