Chef Taweewat Hurapan (Rain and Rain East) is cooking up mouthwatering dishes from his native Thailand. In the tiny, meandering two-story space, diners shimmy into little nooks to savor subtly sweet mounds of coconut sticky rice, ungreasy platefuls of sautéed Japanese eggplant, and—best of all—crisp, whole deep-fried fish that collapses into a pool of rich, garlicky sauce. It’s a whole lot of flavor for your buck, with a reasonably priced wine list to match.
234 E 4th St
|Cross street:||between Aves A and B|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Thu 5–11pm; Fri, Sat 5pm–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: F, V to Lower East Side–Second Ave|
|Price:||Average main course: $14. MC, V|