The recently re-opened, expanded Panya includes a large, glassed-in kitchen, whence come all sorts of puffy white breads, cakes, and stuffed rolls, like this corn-tuna-mayo explosion, above. But the kitchen will soon be churning out a much more elaborate hot-food menu. Starting next week, for about $7 you’ll be able to get a full Japanese breakfast: broiled fish, miso soup, natto, and rice. There will also be soba noodle soup, curry over rice, and tonkatsu, among other simple, warming plates.
Meanwhile, there’s not been much progress on the no-name tapas joint that’s opening next door.
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This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 30, 2009