Bua Siam

A largely Thai clien-tele—always a good sign—dines on a menu of $2.99 small plates, featuring skewered meatballs, Thai chili with crunchy rice cakes, a sort of spaghetti called knom jean, southern fish curry, and more. There are also entrées like fried bits of ground catfish atop a zesty green papaya salad. Warning: Weak palates should steer clearof the superspicy stir-frys.