Brooklyn’s Rockaway Home for Authentic ThaiThai Nam Phet

Less than an hour’s car ride east of New York City you’ll come across Thai Nam Phet, a Thai restaurant unexpectedly located off Hwy. 46 featuring authentic flavors that have garnered it a loyal following. The restaurant offers a relaxed setting further complimented by the friendly staff and fast service. Thai Nam Phet has been critically acclaimed by both the New York Times and the Daily Record as one of the best destinations in the state for traditionally prepared, genuine Thai cuisine.

For a tasty appetizer, start off your meal with the Chicken Satay or Spring Rolls made of egg rolls stuffed with cabbage, carrot, bean thread noodle and plum sauce. You can also add shrimp, called the little Mermaid Spring Roll.

For an entree, move onto the Pad Thai, a constant favorite that consists of stir-fried rice noodles with egg, ground peanut, scallions, bean sprouts as well as your choice of chicken, beef, pork or tofu. You can also choose your level of spice. I recommend the Shrimp Pad Thai with lots of spice!

Finish things off with the Fried Ice Cream, there is no better or more dramatic ending to a meal. Presented while on fire, it is just as fun to eat as it is to look at!


296 US Highway 46, Rockaway, NJ

 Additional location: Newton, NJ

 Written by Eric Schnee