Pye Boat Noodle

Top choice thai in Queens

Young Thai waitresses in matching fedoras greet you at this cute place decked out like an old-fashioned country house. The specialty is rich, star-anise-scented boat noodles, topped with crispy pork crackling. There's also yen ta fo (delicate seafood soup, tinted with red-bean paste) – a rarity in NYC and good with a side of papaya salad (off-menu request: add funky fermented crab).