Chopstick masters are capable of amazing acts of dexterity, such as juggling rice and tuck-pointing a sandcastle one grain at a time. Boost your mitt fitness with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of pan-Asian fare and drinks at Thanh Do in St. Louis Park.
Thom Pham, the culinary mind behind Azia Restaurant and Caterpillar Lounge, builds a menu of pan-Asian cuisine from Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai recipes at Thanh Do. Pham's team infuses many dishes with hints of local flavor, such as cranberry curry with mushrooms, scallions, and a choice of meat or seafood ($12.99–$17.98), or inscribes them with local catchphrases. Chinese chow mein brims with celery, onions, and crunchy noodles ($7.99–$8.99), and its Vietnamese variant comprises cabbage, crispy egg noodles, and a choice of eight protein sources ($10.99–$14.99).
The nutty chicken ($12.99+) bolsters heart health with cashews, almonds, and peanuts, and seafood lovers can cavort with the sweet-and-sour salmon dressed in a colorful medley of pineapple, tomatoes, and bell peppers ($13.99). Sunny yellow walls and fiery orange lanterns infuse each meal with a sense of warmth, preventing diners from kindling campfires with chopstick friction.
Thom Pham, the founder of Thanh Do, Azia, and the Caterpillar Lounge, first learned to cook as a child in the Vietnamese village of Qui Nhon. As a youth, he helped his grandmother, Bo, run her catering business. After a Minneapolis family adopted 14-year-old Thom, his culinary sensibilities began to shift, creating the mix of local Minnesota flavor and Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai influences found on Thanh Do's menu. When not digging into cranberry curry, diners can chew through spare ribs that chefs have marinated overnight, then cooked over a gentle flame for six hours while reading Goodnight Moon aloud. Pham's team can also cater to vegetarian diets with tofu or mock duck. Sunny-yellow walls and fiery orange lanterns infuse each meal with a sense of warmth, preventing diners from kindling campfires with chopstick friction.
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90% of 2,375 customers recommend
“Be prepared for totally amazing!”
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“The cranberry puffs are delicious. ”