Diner's Journal reports Andy Ricker is changing things up at Pok Pok Wing. The demand for Ricker's wing rendition has proven to be too big for the small Lower East Side space. Pok Pok Wing will be closing this Sunday for minor renovations and menu adjustments and reopen Friday the 24th as Pok Pok Phat Thai. Phat Thai, aka pad Thai, is a popular noodle dish Ricker was eventually going to build a space around. That space will be the former Pok Pok Wing.
He introduced the east coast to his wings when Wing opened back in January. When Pok Pok NY opened on Columbia Street in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, the wings showed up on the menu there as well. Cobble Hill will be the only place to get the wings after Pok Pok Phat Thai opens next week. Ricker hasn't abandoned the idea of a wing space in Manhattan, it's just a matter of finding a space with a kitchen big enough to accommodate the demand.
As for PPPT, there will be four types of the noodle dish, with the option of rice or glass noodle: pork, prawn, prawns and pork, and vegan. Everything (vegan dish aside) will be stir-fried in rendered pork fat.