NJ Dining: Wondees

Wondee’s Fine Thai Food Noodle
296 Main St, Hackensack, NJ
(201) 883-1700

Thai Food is a popular cuisine in New Jersey, and no major town lacks a Thai restaurant. Be it as it may, when I want the authentic taste of Bangkok, my “go to” restaurant has got to be Wondee’s, in Hackensack.

Wondee’s certainly isn’t a fancy restaurant like its rival across the street, Bangkok Garden, and it doesn’t emphasize plating and presentation like some of the newer Thai restaurants in the Bergen County area like Kratiem, Thai Chef, Ridge Thai, or Pawana. But what it lacks in atmosphere and fussyness on the plate, it makes up for in value and flavor — which is why it’s the preferred eating destination for many of Northern NJ’s Thai residents.

Both the Tom Yum Goong (above) and Tom Kha Gai (below) are authentic renditions of the classic Thai soups, with a lot of galangal and lemongrass in it.

Pad Kaprow (Basil and Chili) Fried Rice is a real knockout.

These are special green long Thai eggplants sauteed with basil, pepper and chicken.

Moo Ping, marinated grilled pork with a spicy chili dipping sauce, is one of my favorite appetizers.

This Pad Thai is made with Bean Thread noodles, which I prefer to the standard rice noodle preparation (which you can also order). Other noodle dishes I like here are the Pad Siew (Soy Sauce Noodles) and The Spicy Kee Maow “Drunken” Flat Noodles.

Larb Gai

Fried Crispy Thai Catfish with Green Mango Salad with Cashew Nuts

Pumpkin Custard (dessert)

3 Responses to NJ Dining: Wondees

  1. J Lin says:

    I am so agree with your comments.
    Nothing fancy but great food at Wondees.
    I have been going to Wondees for years.
    It’s my favorite Thai restaurant!

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  3. […] of Pad Kaprow, but not my favorite one served in the area — that one would have to go to Wondee’s in Hackensack. I thought it needed a stronger chile/basil flavor, but the chef will be happy to adjust to your […]

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