Michael “Bao” Huynh (Baoguette, Bar Bao) introduces his latest restaurant, this one reinterpreting Southeast Asian noodle and barbecue dishes. Thailand’s pad si-ewe gets an upgrade with the addition of short-rib meat, green-mango kimchi and a fried egg, and Singapore mai fun’s thin rice noodles are enhanced with crispy lard, Chinese sausage, shrimp and golden chives. Coming from the grill, meanwhile, is a small selection of items like whole red snapper and a Vietnamese-style pork chop.
222 E 53rd St
|Cross street:||between Second and Third Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed, Sun 11am–11pm; Thu–Sat 11am–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: E, V to Lexington Ave–53rd St; 6 to 51st St|
|Price:||Average main course: $15. AmEx, MC, V|