Spice Opens Astor Place Cove

Speaking of New York newcomers, a good many of them have honed their dining chops at Spice. Last week, the Thai chainlet opened an outpost near Astor Place. The room is a nice meld of industrial (gray walls, exposed pipes on the ceiling, metal-top tables) and organic (white wooden chairs, wood-slat walls, subway tiles, mosaic floors, even a mini-waterfall). The 60 seats are spread out over three communal tables, banquettes, and a small bar (no liquor license at the moment). Delivery is from Avenue B to Hudson Street and from Spring Street to 25th Street. The menu follows.

Comfort Lunch Special
11:30 a.m. till 3:30 p.m. daily
Choose one appetizer and one entrée

Cold Spinach Noodle
Peanut sesame sauce lettuce, cucumber

Signature Shrimp Fritters
Golden ground shrimp and chicken with honey-chile sauce

Crispy Spring Rolls
Cabbage, vermicelli with lime mustard sauce

Seafood Tom Yum Soup
Shrimp, scallop, calamari in spicy citrus broth.

Steamed Dumplings(Chicken and Shrimp)

Vegetable Dumplings
Broccoli and Spinach w/black plum sauce

Green Salad
w/peanut dressing, taro crisps and mixed greens

Caesar Salad
Szechuan crouton (ginger miso dressing)

Pork Chop Salad
Lettuce, shallot, mints

Tom Yum Kai
Chicken with spicy lemongrass soup

Chicken/Beef/Vegetable/Tofu - $7 Shrimp - $8
Curry: Red/Green/Panang or Massaman
with coconut milk, choice of meat or vegetable

Siamese Fried Rice
Traditional Thai noodle with peanut and eggs

Green Curry Fried Rice
Egg, bell pepper, onion, and sweet basil

Pad Thai
Traditional Thai noodles with peanuts and egg

Broad Black Noodle
Rice noodle with egg, broccoli

Massaman Crispy Noodle
Broccoli, potato, onion, and peanuts

Samui Noodle
Bean sprouts, mushroom, and napa

Drunk Man Noodle
Spicy broad rice noodle, egg and basil

Roasted Garlic and Vegetables
Stir-fried with garlic sauce

Wok Holy Basil
Stir-fried with spicy basil sauce

Hawaiian Ginger and Pineapple
Stir-fried with ginger and yellow bean sauce

Spice Cashew Nuts
Stir-fried with tamarind chile paste sauce

Spicy Bamboo
Stir-fried w/garlic red curry paste sauce

Lunch Box Specialties
11:30 a.m. till 3:30 p.m. daily
Choose 2 side dishes and 1 entrée - $9

Side Dishes
Summer Rolls, Crispy Rolls, Spice Caesar salad, steamed dumpling, golden fritters, or chef’s special soup

Massaman Set on Rice – egg, chicken, and vegetables
Vegetarian Brown – fried rice w/brown rice, tofu, and vegetables
Healthy Green – steamed mixed greens and tofu w/brown rice
Thai Spare Ribs Noodle – green choi with ginger black bean sauce
Pork Chop Noodle – lettuce, carrot
Grilled Lemongrass Chicken – served w/steamed vegetables
Grilled Aged Pork Chop – served w/stir-fried mixed vegetables
Mixed Seafood Rice Bowl – white fish, shrimp, scallop, calamari w. gravy pepper sauce
Three Flavored Fish – fried fillet of tilapia with steamed greens

Crispy Spring Rolls
Cabbage, vermicelli with lime mustard sauce - $4

Fresh Summer Rolls
with house plum sauce wrapped in rice vermicelli, bean sprouts, tofu - $4

Sa-tae Chicken or Beef
grilled marinated chicken or beef with cucumber salsa - $4

Golden Fritter
minced shrimp & chicken with honey-chile sauce - $4

Nabon Steamed Dumplings
chicken & shrimp dumplings with black-bean-vinaigrette sauce - $4

Emerald Vegetable Dumplings
mixed vegetable, broccoli, spinach with black plum sauce - $4

Jade Seafood Dumplings
Mixed shrimp & crab meat served with Massaman sauce - $5

Spice Duck Wrapped
Napa, carrot, celery, sweet radish, and peanut w/house plum sauce - $7

Asian Ginger Calamari
Crispy calamari w/honey ginger honey-chile sauce - $6

Curry Puff
Stuffed chicken, potato, onion w/cucumber salsa - $5

Thai Crepe
Chicken, peanuts, served w/chile tomato coulis - $5

Chicken Wings
With tamarind chile sauce and mixed greens - $5

Stuffed Crab Rangoon
Crispy wanton skin w/crab meat, scallion and cream cheese - $6

Thai Spare Ribs
Lettuce, carrot w/vinegar chile-tomato sauce - $5

Green Lime Shrimps
Mixed greens, carrot, celery w/chile lime vinaigrette - $5

Salmon Cake
Served w/lettuce salsa - $5

Exotic Green Salad
Mixed green salad & tomato with peanut dressing - $3

Spice Caesar Salad
Miso ginger and crispy crouton 3.00

Crispy Calamari Salad
Romaine lettuce with miso dressing - $6

Warm Duck Salad
Romaine lettuce, tomato, peanut & chile-lime sauce - $6

Pork Chop
Iceberg lettuce, shallot, scallion, lime-chile-paste sauce - $6

Cold Spinach Noodle
Lettuce, cucumber, peanut sesame dressing - $4

Lemongrass Seafood Noodle
Shrimp, calamari, shallot, scallop, scallion w/mint dressing - $6

Southern Chicken
Mixed greens, cucumber, onion, yellow curry savory - $5

Rice & Noodle: Chicken, Beef, Shrimp, Vegetable, or Tofu - $9
Pad Thai
Traditional Thai noodles with eggs, peanuts, bean sprouts, scallions

Black Noodles B
Broad rice noodles, egg, chicken, romaine lettuce & sriracha sauce

Drunk Man Noodle
Spicy broad rice noodle, eggs, sweet basil, chile

Tamarind Cashew Nut Noodle
Carrot, mushroom, cashew nut, scallion with spicy tamarind sauce

Massaman Crispy Noodle
Broccoli, potato, onion, peanut with massaman curry sauce

Malay Noodle
String bean, bean sprout, onion, egg with masala peanut curry sauce

Siamese Fried Rice
Stir-fried, egg, onion, and scallion

Spicy Green Curry Fried Rice
Egg, carrot, green pea, and basil

Hot Chiei Sour Fried Rice
Egg, cauliflower, tomato

Vegetarian Brown Fried Rice
Brown rice, tofu, vegetables

Spice Comfort Noodle (Choice of vegetable noodle, soba noodle, rice noodle, or egg noodle)

Spicy Andaman Noodle
Shrimp, calamari, scallop, cauliflower, bell pepper, chile paste sauce - $10

Fisherman Noodle
Shrimp, calamari, scallop, green choi and sesame chile sauce - $10

Roasted Duck Noodle
Green choi, with black five spices glazed - $9

Thai Spare Ribs Noodle
Green choi with black bean sauce - $9

Chicken Breast Teriyaki Noodle
Cauliflower, carrot and teriyaki-miso sauce - $9

Curry & Sautéed (Chicken, beef, shrimp, vegetable, or tofu - $9)
Pad Prik King
Non-coconut-milk curry with stir-fried string bean

Massaman Curry
Thick, sweet & mild curry with potato & peanut

Panang Curry
Medium spicy with carrot and string beans

Red Curry
Spicy curry with bamboo shoot, basil, zucchini, bell pepper

Green Curry
Spicy curry with bamboo shoot, eggplant, basil, bell pepper

Hot Sweet Basil
Onion, green pepper & garlic and Thai chile

Hawaiian Ginger & Pineapple
Onion, mushroom, baby corn, celery

Mongolian Deluxe
Potato, onion, & green pepper with sweet & sour sauce

Rama Dish
Assorted vegetables with peanut sauce

Tamarind Cashew Nut
Spicy chile paste w/onion, broccoli and bell pepper

Maekong Aged Pork Chop
Marinated with garlic & Thai pepper with sautéed veggies - $10

Thai bbq Chicken
Marinated half chicken served with honey-chile sauce - $10

Lemongrass Chicken Breast
Marinated chicken breast with Thai sweet & sour sauce - $11

Spice Crispy Duck
Baby corn, ginger, mushroom & pineapple - $14

Grilled Salmon
Sautéed vegetables w/spicy tamarind sauce - $14

Teriyaki Salmon
With mushroom, broccoli, carrot in teriyaki-miso sauce - $14

Grilled Honey Duck
Broccoli, carrot, string bean with honey-black bean sauce - $14

Tamarind Fish
Crispy fillet white fish with tomato, bell pepper, and Spice tamarind sauce - $13

Be-Tong Chicken
Marinated half chicken w/masala peanut sauce - $11

Side Order
Jasmine Rice/Brown Rice/Sticky Rice - $1
Steamed vegetables - $4

Spice, 77 E. 10th St., nr. Fourth Ave.; 212-388-0024

Spice Opens Astor Place Cove