Uncle Boons Sister is the – you guessed it – sister restaurant to Uncle Boons, just a block away in NoLita, which was opened by owners Ann Redding and Matt Danzer in October 2017. Uncle Boons serves some of the best Thai Food in the city and at this tiny, very informal takeaway shop with just a few stools and tables, you can stop by for a quick snack or fully-fledged feast – just don’t expect to be sitting around for too long, this is an eat and leave kind of place.
The short menu of Thai street food-style snacks is full of winners. Try the Sai Oua, the slightly sour Thai fermented sausage with rice and green papaya salad, and the roti bread with a bowl of pumpkin curry. There’s also a fried chicken laab – although don’t expect minced fried chicken in the tradidional salad as we did; this instead comes as huge crisp nuggets to dunk into herby salad to create a rough aproximation of a laab. But no matter, as just like everything else here, it tastes damn good.