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Thai Grocery Shopping in Queens with Pok Pok Chef Andy Ricker

Erin Zimmer 32 comments

Popping out of the 74th Street-Broadway station in Jackson Heights, chef Andy Ricker of Pok Pok was ready to take us on a Thai market tour around the neighborhood. We traipsed up and down the aisles of a few markets specializing in Thai products as he pointed out the ones he likes (frozen coconut milk) and those he really doesn't care for (canned curry pastes; "don't ever buy them, please."). More

Enter a Pok Pok Meal Giveaway, Watch a Live Video Interview with Andy Ricker

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Want to visit Pok Pok but still afraid of the long wait? General Assembly is giving away a full meal for two at the restaurant here. More

Pok Pok Wing Has Reopened as Pok Pok Phat Thai

Max Falkowitz 8 comments

Andy Ricker's Pok Pok Wing on the Lower East Side reopened last Friday as a Pad Thai joint, serving the popular noodle dish along with a few other items. More

A Tour of Andy Ricker's Pantry at Pok Pok

Max Falkowitz 8 comments

Andy Ricker's Pok Pok has us blown away, and features ingredients we've never seen before, even in the city's best Thai restaurants. Take a brief tour of his pantry after the jump. More

Pok Pok: Chiang Mai Arrives in New York

J. Kenji López-Alt 13 comments

To say that New Yorkers have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Pok Pok—the Brooklyn branch of James Beard Award-winning chef Andy Ricker's Northern Thai phenomenon in Portland, OR—is like saying that children of the 70's were eagerly awaiting the return of Star Wars to the big screen. The difference is, of course, that in this case, Ricker delivered, and how. More

We Chat With: Andy Ricker of Pok Pok

Jacqueline Raposo 7 comments

Chef Andy Ricker's face scrunches when describing a chewy mushroom native to northern Thailand. His voice articulates meaty flavors versus bland, and his hands illustrate the way to most authentically execute a balanced Thai meal. We chatted with him about how Thai food became the thing, what authentic Thai food is, and what he wants us to learn from it. More

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