Before heading over to the new MCC theatre on 52nd street to see the heart-wrenching musical Wrong Man, we grabbed dinner at a very casual Thai restaurant, Talad Wat. The Wrong Man struck a chord as it was reminiscent of An American Marriage that we discussed at book group.

I must warn you that the only seating is backless at communal picnic tables. Don’t let that stop you from heading there for their $20 dinner with two dishes and jasmine or organic red rice. (At lunch it’s only $16.)

Start with their mixed appetizer ($15) with two each vegetable dumplings, spring rolls and shrimp & crab dumplings with three dipping sauces. My fav — if you’re only getting one — are the green veggie dumplings with house sriracha.

One of our chicken dishes is for dark meat lovers as it contained a whole thigh and leg simmered in a mildly spiced coconut curry along with two cipollini onions, the other had little pieces of white meat with scallions in a mild-ginger sauce.

Do order both the tender ginger-braised short ribs with boiled peanuts in a sweet soy, tamarind and garlic sauce topped with shredded fresh ginger for an additional $3 and the five shrimp with red and green hot chili peppers plus Asian broccoli, which was my favorite.

Worth the visit.

For a complete review of The Wrong Man, click here. And click here to see on Theater Pizzazz.


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