Yushi Executive Chef Danny Lachs took a trip to Thailand when he needed inspiration for pad thai. It’s this passion and attention to detail that’s making Yushi a popular dining destination in Lower Manhattan. For this location, Lachs said he and owner Luke Fryer wanted to expand to include a build-your-own-meal bar.
Customers can get pre-packaged food, made fresh daily, or they can choose from the bar, which includes protein options such as tofu, chicken, beef and pork, a base of rice or bok choy-salad, plus vegetable options to complete the bowl. Choose a sauce such as the orange sesame vinaigrette to top it all off.
“People can come in three days a week and get a totally different experience,” Lachs said.
The kitchen doesn’t stop at Thai influences; it also pulls in Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese flavors. Customers can order sushi, pot stickers and several kinds of bahn mi sandwiches.
100 Maiden Lane
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