If you're having a tough time snagging one of the coveted 14 seats at downtown noodle spot Cocoron, try your luck at the satellite location a few blocks west. The menu at this equally diminutive spot features a few departures from the flagship, including two dipping sauces for the traditional cold noodles: a spicy, sesame-based sauce made with minced chicken and bok choy, and a Mexican variety, composed of chicken, tomatoes and jalapeño peppers.
37 Kenmare St
|Cross street:||between Elizabeth and Mott Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily noon–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to Spring St|
|Price:||Average main course: $12. Cash only|