The best way to familiarize oneself with a different country's culture is to spend 10–15 years in one of its maximum-security prisons, but the second-best way is to taste its cuisine. Learn about Thailand with today's Groupon to Siam Square Thai Cuisine in Smyrna. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of dinner.
- For $8, you get $16 worth of lunch.
Siam Square transplants the traditional flavors and urban vibe of Bangkok into the convenient reach of its guests. Prove to friends that skewered cuisine is even more delicious when you remove the stick by ordering chicken satay, marinated in coconut milk, grilled with a zest of curry, and served with thai peanut sauce and cucumber salad ($3.50/lunch, $4.95–$8.95/dinner). The zesty calamri, glazed with a special house spicy sauce, dances into open mouths ($8.95). The green-papaya salad proves light, fresh fare ($7.95/dinner), and the Mom’s Recipe Siam Square's curry heartens hearty appetites with chicken slow cooked in yellow curry, onions, lemon grass and dried chili ($8.45/lunch, $12/dinner). Similar to the ancient tradition of cleansing the palate of spicy food by waving your hand at your tongue, a bevy of beverages washes down meal remains with selections including red and white wines, sake, and a mapful of beers, such as China's Tsingtao ($4.25), Thailand's Singha ($4.50), and Chang ($4.25).
Siam Square's atmosphere takes a modern, Asian–inspired twist, enveloping diners in cool house music, golden Thai paintings, and a metal tree center-piece with glass vases hanging from it's branches. Panoramic photos of the real Siam Square and neon signs above the bar whisk patrons to the streets of Bangkok without having to deal with overly flirtatious airport-screening procedures.
Siam Square Thai Cuisine
Siam Square is to Bangkok what Times Square is to New York—a place full of trendy shops, four-star hotels, and gourmet food. The folks at Siam Square Thai Cuisine want to bring the essence of that spot into their restaurant, but they don't rely on the chic decor or panoramic photographs of the square that hang around the dining room to do it. It's the menu's contemporary take on traditional Thai dishes that truly embodies Siam Square's hip, urban vibe. Chefs grill freshwater prawns to top with Pa-nang curry reduction and sprinkle with kaffir lime leaves, or they roast half-ducks, fry the skin to make it crispy, and apply a tamarind sauce galze. All their curries and stir-fries can be made with chicken, tofu, pork, beef, or shrimp, and there are vegetarian options upon request. Noodle dishes include traditional pad thai, spicy drunken noodles, pad-woon-sen (stir-fried clear noodles), and pad-see-eew (wide rice noodles served with broccoli and egg).
To handle the heat of a spicy curry, diners can order red and white wine and sake, or pick from a beer selection that includes SweetWater brews as well as Thai and Chinese imports. Diners can also sip thai iced tea or coffee as they linger in the modern dining room, which features red accents that pop against cream walls.