Farthest-flung Asian New York 2006 - Thai Food House
I guess if you look at the map, Thailand, Yunnan, and Burma don't seem that far apart, and the tart salads common to these cuisines kick ass at Thai Food House, but Malaysian and Cantonese, as well? Yet all these diverse cooking styles are executed with aplomb. Check out the Burmese baby-ginger salad, Yunnan yellow bean curd, or the "oat shrimp," which hails from Malaysia but shows Hong Kong influences. The oats act as a sort of deconstructed cookie, and you can treat them as a dessert after you've polished off the luscious jumbo shrimp.