My Birthday Dinner at HOPHAP

204 Smith Street Brooklyn, NY 11201

Earlier this year, Will and I visited a Thai restaurant in Cobble Hill by the name of HOPHAP. Since I really enjoyed the ambiance, service, and food at this restaurant, I decided to host my birthday dinner here. It was a huge blast especially since we had a party of 18 people including myself and Will. 

White Lychee Sangria & Red Mango Sangria
A birthday dinner is not complete without a good and refreshing drink. I ordered the white lychee sangria and my girlfriend Diane ordered the red mango sangria. I tried both and I really liked my sangria because not did it taste like lychee, but it was also garnished with one and chunks of green apple. It was really light and refreshing!

On my side of the table, we had four different appetizers. The crispy calamari with sweet chili sauce was a lot more tastier than the ones we had during our first visit. They were a lot crispier and actually seasoned with a little salt. The triangle fried tofu with ground peanut and sweet chili sauce was pretty tasty, but could use more seasoning.

The rocket shrimp was another appetizer I didn't find too exciting or intriguing. The last appetizer I would like to share with you is golden curry puffs (chicken & potato served with cucumber chili sauce). I really, really enjoyed this appetizer as many of my friends did. It was seasoned just perfectly and it wasn't too spicy. I would definitely order this again.

These are a few of the entrees a few of my friends and Will had. Most of our friends had either a classic Pad Thai, a noodle dish, or curry dish. I actually really liked Will's dish. He ordered the tropical salmon which was a special of the day. We both really like salmon and this tropical salmon was spot on perfect! It was perfectly moist, lightly sweetened and tangy. It sure felt and tasted tropical.

Pad See Ew
I typically order a Pad Thai at Thai restaurants, but this time I decided to order a Pad See Ew. I actually didn't like the Pad See Ew because it just didn't taste as delightful as I thought it would. I also lost my appetite a bit because my dish was the last one to arrive to the table. I think next time I would just roll with a Pad Thai.

All in all, I had an amazing night with my friends. It was good to see friends that I haven't seen in months and catch up with everyone. This birthday dinner wouldn't have been possible without my friends and the good service and experience the restaurant provided


  1. The food looks amazing! Hope you had a great birthday!

    1. Thanks! I sure did have a great birthday.


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