Lan Larb

Thai in SoHo & Chinatown

Food fiends flock to Lan Larb for cheap, flavor-packed Thai. It specializes in larb, a spicy, minced-meat salad from Thailand's northeast Isan region (try the duck version; $12). Other top choices include sucker-punch som tam (green papaya salad; $11) and a delicate kui teiw nam tok nuer (dark noodle soup with beef, morning glory, scallion, cilantro and bean sprouts; $11).