In Thai, hoi tod means oyster or shellfish omelet; however, the famed hoi tod at this Chinatown institution is more like a crispy pancake than a traditional egg omelet. The fillings are oysters or mussels, which are then fried with egg and a sticky rice-flour batter to create a delicious meal. To help sop up the oil, the pancake sits atop a serving of beansprouts. There is no English menu, but foreign patrons are common, so you’ll be able to point and smile your way through a successful order. Pull up a red plastic stool outside and take in the full atmosphere of Chinatown or sit inside at a metal table and watch the cooks in action.