Welcome to Groupon, Springfield! For our inaugural deal, $10 gets you $20 worth of Vietnamese fare at Bambu on East Battlefield Road. Since this is everyone's first Groupon, allow us to briefly explain how it works.
How Groupon Works
Groupon is a combination of the words group and coupon. Each day, we offer an unbeatable deal on the best of Springfield: restaurants, spas, sporting events, theater, and more. By promising businesses a minimum number of customers, we get discounts you won't find anywhere else. We call it "collective buying power."
If you want to get the deal, just click BUY before the offer ends at midnight. If the minimum number of people (20 for today's deal) sign up by the end of the day, you'll be emailed a gift certificate the next morning. You can print your Groupons or redeem them with our mobile app. Use them whenever you want until the deal expires—today's expires in six months. If not enough people join, no one gets the deal (and you won't be charged), so invite your friends to make sure you get the discount!
People eat three times a day to prevent mouthy mouths from brashly blurting out their distaste for the rest of the digestive system. Today's Groupon prevents intra-system quarreling by subduing chatty cheeks with Vietnamese eats: for $10, you get $20 of Vietnamese fare at Bambu on East Battlefield Road.
Bambu serves up a menu of traditional Vietnamese cuisine in a family-friendly atmosphere. The stocks for all of the soups are made in-house, simmering for hours to ensure a marvelously deep, fantabulously layered flavor. Start off with an appetizer such as goi cuon, spring rolls with combination of pork and shrimp or vegetarian tofu filling ($4). For first-time Vietnamese dining, the house specialty is traditional Vietnamese pho, a beef noodle soup served with fresh herbs, lime, bean sprouts, and potent chilies on the side ($7.99). Noodle lovers can feast upon hu tieu mi dac beit, a deluxe seafood soup featuring shrimp, squid, and crab ($8.99), as well as mi hoanh thanh—soup with barbecue pork, wontons, and egg noodles ($7.99). Diners avoiding famously loud and annoying gluten molecules can find respite in the gluten-free menu.
Bambu embraces traditional recipes and dining practices to create an authentic Vietnamese dining experience. Their pho soup packs noodles into a beef or chicken stock made on site and simmered for 12 hours to fully coax out flavors and create a dish named Best Hangover Remedy by the editors of 417 Magazine. The menu showcases rich house specialties, including Bun Bo Hue, a soup from the old imperial capital of Central Vietnam with a spicy broth made from long-simmered beef bones. Most items come with a plate of fiery chilis, fresh herbs, and lime to season dishes instead of boring salt- and peppershakers or somber personal chefs. The courteous wait staff caters to every diner's needs, providing gluten-free menus to those with dietary restrictions and bibs to protect from soup splatters.