The Vespa parked just inside this 60-seat spot from chef Andy Yang (Penang) announces that we’re about to take a tour of Bangkok—and it’s going to be fun. Though Yang is not a slave to tradition, he plays successfully with Thai technique. For instance, grilled beef carpaccio accompanied by jaew, a delightfully complex chili sauce, is a nouvelle take on Thai beef salad.
541 La Guardia Pl
|Cross street:||between Bleecker and W 3rd Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu noon–10:30pm; Fri, Sat noon–11pm; Sun 5–10:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F, V to Broadway–Lafayette St; 6 to Bleecker St|
|Price:||Average main course: $15. AmEx, MC, V|