We walked a few blocks over to Talde, which was still packed past 11pm on a Saturday night. We were able to be seated after about a 20 minute wait though.
Talde is a cozy bar/restaurant that has a small menu devoted to Pan-Asian food--mostly Thai and Filipino. I was eager to try two of their popular items, the wings and their pretzel pork and chive dumplings.
I thought the pretzel pork and chive dumplings were quite pedestrian. Yes, you do taste a touch of pretzel mixed into the filling, and the dumpling skin is crispy, imitating a pretzel. Textural differences aside, at $8 for 4pcs taste-wise it's really not that much different from your $1 dumpling stands in Chinatown.
Now their Kung Pao chicken wings were great. Tangy and sticky, and the peanuts add a nice textural dimension. The homemade buttermilk ranch dipping sauce was delicious as well. I could've eaten another order...by myself!
Lastly, we split their Crispy Oyster and Bacon Pad Thai. This also tasted great, but take out the oyster and the bacon the dish is just a decent Pad Thai dish. It still was pretty good and worth ordering if you are there though.
While some of the dishes are hit/miss, I would visit again when I'm in the area to try out the other dishes on their menu.
369 7th Ave
Brooklyn NY, 11215