We went to the UWS last night to visit Lon’s friends, Bill and Emily, who have a 2 3/4 year old named Ben and a new baby named Samantha Jane. Since we were up in my old neighborhood, we also planned on visiting Carol of course. In between, we had dinner close by.

Land is a very, very narrow place but they managed to make it look pretty nice. The bathroom has the weirdest sink because water fills into this clear horizontal tube that has 3 slits in the middle. That’s where the water falls downward onto your hand and then just keeps falling down towards the rocks on the floor. It’s a cool idea but I don’t think it was executed so well.

We ordered the Curry Chicken Puffs and the Green Papaya salad to start with. Both were very good. We enjoyed the appetizers a lot more than the entrees. They were bigger portions and tasted better. The beef in our Pad See Eww was way over-cooked, rubbery and really took effort to chew. It also lacked flavor and was skimpy on the eggs, but oddly had cauliflower in it. I liked the red snapper a bit more. It was fried and laid on top of some baby bok choy, snow peas, scallions, and grape tomatoes. The fish and vegetables were actually pretty good. It was just that the sauce was a bit too sweet for me.

I’m disappointed because I had eaten at Land with Carol back when they first opened and we both really enjoyed it. When I asked Carol if she had eaten there again, she said no because she had ordered-in a couple of times and already started to notice the quality going down. Yet another place that couldn’t keep up. =(

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