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Restaurant Reviews: Atit Thai revisited

Photos by Luis Lopez. Revisit the hidden gem of New Rochelle that is Atit Thai!

Upon thinking about my final food central based article for the Ionian the idea of revisiting an old restaurant from my restaurant review articles came to mind, and that restaurant would have to be “Atit Thai” the first restaurant featured on restaurant reviews all the way back in September of 2022.  

Many things have changed since my first review of the establishment, most notably the management as the restaurant is now under new management with a tweaked menu and layout, as well as indoor seating, a feature that was missing from the old version of the restaurant due to the aftermaths of Covid. 

During my original review of the restaurant, I spoke about their pad see ew dish which is it’s a dish consisting of stir-fried noodles with egg, and vegetables in brown sauce and a protein like beef, chicken or tofu. The texture of the noodles in pad see ew are best described as smooth, and the dish is a must have menu item during any of my outings at the restaurant.

The dish culminates into a very enjoyable meal even with its lack of Chinese broccoli which was a highlight of the previous incarnation of the dish. Regardless of the minor changes to the dish, Atit Thai continues to serve the best pad see ew around as well as the best Thai food in general. 

Upon my revisit I had the luxury of trying a few new dishes, Pineapple fried rice with chicken, as well as their Atit platter which is an appetizer platter consisting of shrimp rolls, fried dumplings, crab Rangoon’s and curry puffs, and I was blown away by the delicious flavors and textures each component of the platter offered.

The shrimp rolls had the perfect crunchy texture, with a sweet but tangy dipping sauce that paired perfectly with the rolls, the dumplings were crispy and packed with filling and flavor; the crab Rangoon had a crunchy coating and soft creamy insides combined nicely into an enjoyable bite. The pineapple fried rice has a sweet and savory flavor as well as a crunchy texture due to the cashews found in the dish that all pair well with their signature hot sauce that elevates the dish from a 10 to a 1000. 

The restaurant’s interior has changed for the better and now offers a cozy, well-lit and decorated environment to marvel at as the dishes are served and enjoyed. I would describe the previous version of the restaurant as a primarily on the go type of restaurant, food that can be enjoyed in the car or at home but not inside the establishment, but with the revamped look of the location, enjoying a meal inside is the ideal form of Atit Thai consumption. 

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