Asian Eateries Are Packing Heat
Think a bit of spice is nice? A new wave of casual Asian eateries is setting taste buds on fire (and this is a good thing, at least for those who can stand it). Somtum Der, a new Thai spot in the East Village, dishes out authentic cooking in the Issaan style served in the Northern Region of the country. Han Dynasty, another East Villager, brought plenty of chile oil when it made the trip from Philly, where the mini-chain has five locations. And if you can stand the slow-building heat in the lamb laab served at Uncle Boon’s without wanting to dive into that beer slushie, you’re a braver soul than us.