lighter fare for dinner between Gold Coast (lower-Upper East Side--E 60s) and Bryant Park tonight
Kind of a last-minute plea: We've been visitors chowing on all sorts of things for days. I don't want another Italian, kebab, pizza, or burger joint. I need something lighter--like a brothy Asian thing or veggie/salad-intensive sort of place. No more gut-bombs.
Were it not so far South, I'd head back to Joe's Shanghai in Chinatown for the awesome broth dumplings...
edit p.s.: nothing super-fancy for timing reasons.
Too bad I only had time to factor in fm1963's suggestions: decided Katsu-Hama on 47th was our best bet and took a cab there to find it boarded up with a "renovating until September" sign. Arghh. I'd even checked the company website--you'd think they'd indicate there that one of their locations is out of commission.
With time tight and no better clue, we headed to the Grand Central food court. I had Thai Toon make me a fresh batch of phad thai--not bad but not a learning experience. Oh, well...