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Apr 16, 2007 05:15 AM

Spicy Ethnic in Manhattan

Looking for some small authentic spots in Manhattan with either a variety of ethnic foods or from a single culture. Spicy and Authentic. Need not be fancy, just real.



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  1. Check out: Banjara, Taksim, Tulcingo del Valle, Tai Thai, Barrio Chino

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    1. re: LFeinberg

      For a spicy main course at Taksim, try the Adana kebabs. Not sure what else there would qualify ... The lentil balls are not spicy, but make for a good appetizer.

      1. re: foodmonk

        With a quick pass of their hot sauce, everything is spicy.

    2. Mamouns and Vatans come to mind

      1. skyway on allen below canal for malaysian food.

        1. Pam Real Thai on 49th and 9th ave makes things very spicy if you give them a little encouragement. Specifically, they have some fried catfish dish which is really hot.