Founding chef Pichet Ong crosses over to the savory side and Williamsburg, takes his inspiration from his Bangkok childhood with him. Green jackfruit curry, charcoal-grilled prawns, five-spice... read more
Cozy nook in Curry Hill. Malaysian, Hakka Chinese, and Thai make up the trifecta. Super-reasonable lunch specials: spicy prawns or steamed ginger fish with jasmine rice, and soup for less than a ... read more
Grown-up version of equally obese Billyburg sis. (So grown up, it’s the first of the Fattys to serve dessert, showing off exotics like sherbet and menthol ice, or durian-chili-pineapple sorbe... read more
Designy NYU fusion staple. Slick look, with long benches, low lights, metal accents. Plies the Asian-cafeteria waters with quick, affordable versions of regional faves. Small plates of soba and shu... read more
Former laundromat now unrecognizable in guise of glossy Manhattan-caliber dining destination. Just like the home office, serves small plates, with a focus on Filipino and Thai flavors. Beef jerky w... read more
Huge pan-Asian treat spot. Tao-like energy level, size, and slick crowd. Satay Room for food on sticks, dining room for more dressed up scene. Perhaps a tad loud to expound on your Columbia dissert... read more
Conspicuous. Consumption. Stephen Starr's sixth-borough export catering to overflowing MePa mobs scarfing down fusiony dim sum, chow fun, and crispy pork belly cubes. Despite mega-scene, food, like... read more
Pelaccio's most chill spot and another notch in his MePa culinary belt. Oasis of casual in the middle of the rhinestone, stiletto, and shiny dress shirt desert. Homage to Malayasian cuisine boasts ... read more
Get your fusion on at this French-colonial-Asian joint with a warm, tropical interior. Lots of palm leaves and birds of paradise. One of the original too-cool-for-school spots is still cool, minus ... read more
Spice up your pan-Asian repertoire with this top Malaysian, arguably the best in Manhattan. (Rocks an above-average Thai kitchen as well). Cozy atmosphere is just plush enough. read more
Innovative, healthy, mouth-watering, sanely portioned entrees for $8.80. In Soho. WTF, we know! But it is tiny, so please don't tell anyone you aren't planning to smother later. Get the surprisingl... read more
Foodie lunch spot across the street from the Institute of Culinary Education. Aspiring chefs chomp on half-dozen varieties of steamed or fried dumplings. Watermelonade to wash it down. Save room fo... read more
Itsy-bitsy, beloved Pan Asian café so quaint we expect Rachel, Ross, and co. to saunter in at any minute (please don't). Wobbly wooden tables, lots of brick and sunlight bring you to your ha... read more
With a low-key backroom vibe, this unassuming Taiwanese joint is spacious and warm. While they may call themselves Taiwanese, the menu will look like any other Chinese joint to the untrained eye. O... read more
Flocks of NYU students and adventurous eaters come here for three things: $8 pitchers, bull's penis, and free cotton candy. This late-night Japanese spot on St. Mark's Place is busy and loud from 6... read more
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