Jay’s Special, Thai Canteen Midtown
Thai Canteen Midtown perfectly balances lower price points and hearty servings with gorgeous plating and deep flavor profiles. The best thing they sell, however, won’t be found on the main menu. Jay’s Special ($10.75) blends minced pork, fried pork belly, eggplant and rice topped with a crispy fried egg to make a savory heap of Thai goodness. Sometimes it’ll be the special of the day, but if you don’t see it, ask for it specifically and they’ll make it for you. Split the yolk, stir it all around and dig in. 1501 16th Street, Suite 109; www.canteensac.com.