June 7, 2004

Sea Sick

POST #    1088

After eating at Sea in Williamsburg last night, I've determined that I won't be dining there ever again. While I love the atmosphere and the decor, the food just sucks. It's decent, but the food is too sweet. Eating at Sea makes you think you're going to get onset diabetes. You should be able to order a insulin injection with your meals. Seriously, why all the sugar? I understand that Thai food (at least in the United States) is always sweet, but do you need to overload on the sweetness? It's like they are trying to hide the quality of their food with sugar.

I had the Red SEA Duck and it was swimming in sweet red sauce. It was very overwhelming. I almost felt like I had to ask for extra napkins and soak the sauce off the duck, like one soaks grease off pizza. I also tried some of the other dishes and like mine they were too sweet. Dessert, of course, was sweet, but that was expected. I might go as far to say that dessert was less sweet than the meal itself!

It wasn't my first time at Sea, but it's going to be my last. Every time I go, I think it's too sweet, but I go again. Unless my hand is forced, I won't be going again. I'm not sure why the place is so highly rated. I'm sure I can get the same quality food elsewhere without the sucrose induced shakes.

Posted by tien mao in Food/Drink at 8:50 AM



Blech. That sounds really really gross. I'm very aligned with PlanEat Thailand.

Posted by: Jen at June 7, 2004 10:15 AM

i've been there too and i don't remember that being too sweet, so i think i'm going to align myself with planet thailand too.

down with sea, down with sea!!

Posted by: tien at June 7, 2004 10:21 AM

I think Planet Thailand and Sea are owned by the same people -- hence the similarities in menu and atmosphere. I think the food is slightly better at Planet Thailand -- but can't account for the difference.

Posted by: astrid at June 7, 2004 11:17 AM

ive never been to the bklyn sea, but the sea in the ev is really good. jess & i used to go there all the time!!! it's cheap and yummy.

Posted by: rachelleb at June 7, 2004 12:37 PM

hmm, i thought it ok the one time i was there, but didn't think it was great.

i'm still annoyed that red snapper, this really good thai restaurant in my neighborhood closed. was the only distinctive thai restaurant i remember eating at in a long time.

Posted by: dahl at June 7, 2004 1:39 PM

so, sea = bad...know of a goods sushi bar? or any other good eating spots? planning on letting my piggy little self go wild while in town!!!

Posted by: stam at June 7, 2004 3:48 PM

stam - try heading to www.chowhound.com and do a search for sushi. there are a ton of posts on "best sushi in ny", and you can choose based on your budget.

tien - we should plan a trip out to sripraphai (sp?) in queens. it's supposedly the most authentic thai joint in the city. i went a while ago with some other friends and don't remember being too overwhelmed, but i want to go again and try it out now that i've actually had real thai food. :)

Posted by: jeannette at June 7, 2004 5:47 PM

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