At Uncle Boons Sister in NoLIta, pad Thai is a calm, quiet dish. There is no histrionic sweetness, just a tamarind undertow, kiss of lime and brine from knots of dried shrunken shrimp. Eating it is like hearing a folk song after years of jangly pop. The chefs, Ann Redding and Matt Danzer, opened Uncle Boons Sister in October as a takeout shop and low-key annex to Uncle Boons, their full-fledged Thai restaurant a block away. No dish exceeds $15.
The places to eat that I like best are imperfect. They might have unsteady tables and bony chairs, set too close together, and doors that don’t shut properly, letting in every hiss of wind. They might keep erratic hours, close early without warning and never answer the phone. A dish might touch heaven on one visit and fall to earth the next. What they give me is something more: entry not only to a cuisine, but also to a part of the city I wouldn’t otherwise have a chance to know.
The pastry case might be stocked with pie-like wedges of taro mashed and whipped like potatoes and transformed into a confoundingly light custard. Tiny pastel rice-flour cakes suggest coins in a fairy kingdom, dimpled at the center and haunted by jasmine.
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