What you're getting: Any $10 lunch special
Head here for bang-for-your-buck lunch specials, which include dishes like steamed fish in curried coconut milk and spicy basil pork. For a 10 spot, they’ll give you super-generous portions, plus a drink, salad, rice, and -- in case you’re not comatose yet -- fried dumplings.
What you're getting: Larb
When you’re in the mood for Northern Thai food with a kick, head to this K-Town spot and order any of its larb salads, which are dressed with a pungent mix of lime, mint, onion, cilantro, and serious runny nose-inducing spice. You’ve been warned.