Take comfort

Pad se ew, Coconut on T

Illustration by SARAH HANSEL

1110 T Street, www.coconutmidtown.com.

When the day calls for comfort food—and lately, don’t they all?—skip the usual mac ’n’ cheese route and go for a different type of noodle. Pad se ew is a popular Thai dish made with stir-fried wide flat noodles that serve as a hearty base for assorted veggies. At Coconut on T, order it vegan ($8.95) and get generous chunks of tofu, carrots and broccoli—all doused in a soy-sauce-based gravy. Often sold on the streets of Thailand, it’s savory, slightly nutty and worthy of extra helpings. In other words, order enough to take home for leftover comfort.