This fresh-food, choice-filled oasis is nestled among the mega-chains of Southeast 82nd Avenue represented by clowns, kings and faux Australian accents. Arawan's authentic Thai cuisine is extensive, so start off easy with an appetizer combination plate ($5.95-$6.95) you construct yourself with items such as shrimp-stuffed salad rolls, fish cakes and Dungeness crab wontons. The curries are diverse ($7.95-$11.95), the noodle dishes too numerous to mention�four variations of pad Thai alone ($7.95 each)�and the stir-fry choices are extremely creative ($7.95). How spicy? That's up to you, too. (JL)