Help, pls.: Manhattan lunch, Tuesday, Wednesday.
I'll be in NYC next week. I want to try Momofuku Ssam on Monday and am looking for two other lunch recommendations from CityHounds. Any cuisine particularly E/SE/S Asian, anywhere in Manhattan, eating alone, under 35 bucks. I know I'm swallowing an ocean here but would appreciate hearing current faves, both obscure and obvious.
Bao Noodles, on 2nd Av., b/t 22nd & 23rd Sts., is a Vietnamese restaurant. Best on the menu are the noodle soups. *Very* generous portions. Apps I like are the spring rolls and the green papaya salad.
Devi serves sensational Indian cuisine. At lunch, they have a 3-course prix-fixe for $24.07. The selections are taken directly from their regular dinner menu. If your <$35 must include beverage, tax & tip, if you stick with tap water, you will be able to meet that budget.
Tomoe Sushi in the village. They are only open a few hours for lunch (go early bc there's usually a line down the sidewalk) but is regarded as one of the best sushi places in Manhattan and is still somewhat of a secret gem. Definitely get a piece of the Toro if you go.