One of those places is Bennie's Thai Café, located below street level in the financial district.
The menu varies from your traditional Pad Thai to something called Jungle Curry.
Jungle Curry is made from red curry chili paste, chicken stock and then your favorite vegetables with a little fish sauce, shrimp, some red peppers, and basil to top it off.
When Bennie first moved to New York, she owned a sandwich franchise, but she secretly fed her staff Thai food.
Word got out about her cooking, and so gave up sandwiches for Thai.
Jungle Curry with Shrimp
Heat oil in a large saute pan or wok.
Add garlic and red curry paste and saute for a minute or two
Add stock, bring to a boil..then to a simmer
Add 1 tbsp fish sauce and sugar
Add Vegetables, simmer for 1-2 minutes
Add kaffir lime leaves and rhizome, simmer
Add shrimp, simmer until shrimp is cooked through and opaque.
Add remainder of fish sauce ONLY to taste.
Add basil leaves.