It doesn’t get more comforting than this. Roasted chicken, potatoes, and scallions are simmered in yellow curry and coconut milk. senaethai.com
You could order almost anything at Sushi on Oracle and be delighted with your choice. Branch out with their futomaki roll, a traditional Japanese roll usually eaten at lunch time. SushiOnOracle.net
Phở with rare steak, brisket, tendon, tripe, and beef meatballs. Served with the classic table salad of basil, cilantro, and bean sprout. The restaurant name may be hard to remember, but the pho is unforgettable. (Check out eight more of our favorite local soups.) 1990 W. Orange Grove Road
The title alone should make beads of sweat pop on your forehead. Choose from tofu, chicken, pork, beef, or fish. The broth comes loaded with so many peppercorns that food will be tasting spicy long after you finish the stew. 2933 E. Grant Road
Some more samosa? The beef and feta samosas come stuffed with a filling of ground beef, potatoes, Serrano peppers, feta cheese, and Indian spices. All that stuffed in a lard-free tortilla and deep fried? Yes please. thetwistedtandoor.com
They’re sort of like grilled short ribs, but so much better. These beef ribs come marinated in homemade Korean barbeque sauce. Served with steamed rice and an array of traditional side dishes. 45 S. Garden Ave., Sierra Vista
Putting a different spin on the idea of a lunch box, this bento box comes packed with veggie tempura, house-pickled cabbage, salad, curried potato, seaweed salad, nye-men noodles, edamame, and tempura sauce. yoshimatsuaz.com
It’s a cornucopia—spicy seasoned squid and pork stir fried with vegetables, with multiple sides that change daily. Pictured: kimchi; house rice with wild black rice, white rice, sweet rice, fish cake, house tomato and cucumber salad, house potato salad, kaktugi, kimchi (Korean radish). 2900 E. Broadway Blvd.