Everyone has their own idea of comfort food. There’s the folks in the Pasta Camp, who want a big bowl of saucy noodles when they’re feeling down. Others would prefer a big helping of soup, maybe with some crackers or fresh bread. For the people with creative tastes, though, Thai food warms the belly and the soul with its hearty and spicy dishes. We’ve got just the place for you to go when you’re wanting to indulge in your taste for Thai cuisine. Catch a Seastreak ferry and head over to Atlantic Highlands, NJ, for a meal at Kunya Siam! (99 First Avenue)

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Uncommon Comforts

Plenty of restaurants claim to serve authentic Thai food, then can’t live up to the standard. Kunya Siam’s proprietor ran a restaurant in Bangkok for more than a decade before coming to the United States, where she ran one in New York for another decade. Her dishes are the real deal, and you can taste it in every bite.

The menu is filled with traditional Thai favorites. Curry puffs start your meal off the right way. Try the Tom Yum Goong soup for a delectable warm up! The real treat, however, is the duck. It’s savory and full of rich flavor.

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Stay Awhile and Eat

Comfort food works better if the atmosphere is just as homey and inviting as the cuisine. Kunya Siam has a wonderful, welcoming feel to its dining room. It’s an ideal place to stop in while exploring Atlantic Highlands, to sit and linger over a meal. Window tables give you a terrific view of the town’s tree-lined streets.

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Atlantic Highlands is a soothing place in its own right, kind of like geographical comfort food. This charismatic town truly is one of the hidden gems of the area. If you haven’t been, you’re missing out! Seastreak ferries you to Atlantic Highlands in luxurious style!


Sea you soon!

The Seastreak Family



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