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Dec 8, 2006 11:29 PM

Boston CH needs lunch recs for this weekend - cheap but adventurous!

Hi NY Hounds!

I get down to the city not infrequently, but I've found lately that I'm in a bit of a food rut. Either I gravitate to the few places I grew to love while I lived there (ages ago), or I mindlessly wind up someplace random.

This weekend will be different!

Can you throw some ideas my way? I'd like to stay in Manhattan, but other than that, all neighborhoods are fair game. I find myself in the village a lot, but I'm certainly open to going elsewhere. The only real requirements are that it be good and preferably on the cheaper side. Asian and Indian are always winners, but again, I'm open to suggestion.

So, what are your nabe faves?

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  1. A few intriguing options:

    Fatty Crab (Malaysian)
    Sigiri (Sri Lankan)
    Meskel (Ethiopian)
    Sobaya (Japanese)

    The last three are in the East Village while Fatty Crab is in the Meatpacking.

    1. Check out this great thread on Chinatown:

      If you do make it to Chinatown, I'd also highly recommend stopping in at Banh Mi Saigon for a great sandwich. It's on Mott between Grand and Hester.

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      1. re: Katherine H

        Banh Mi Saigon was going to be my suggestion, too.

      2. How about Cafe Asean? It's southeast Asian. In case you haven't been, I highly recommend it. Very reasonable and cozy with killer food.

        0n W.10th b/t 6th Ave & Greenwich Ave

        1. Devi, on 18th St., b/t B'way & 5th Av., serves superb Indian cuisine and offers a 3-course lunch prix-fixe Mon.-Sat. for $24.07. The selections are straight off their regular dinner menu. I've had just about every dish and, while all of them are delicious, the tandoor-grilled lamb chops are not to be missed! Service is very pleasant, and the large space has unusual, elegant decor. Casual dress is quite appropriate.

          1. Oh, you guys are great. This is a wonderful start, and the ones I don't get to this time, I will certainly put in the queue for future visits. Holiday cheers to everyone! ;)

            (ps: feel free to keep the suggestions coming...)