International eating isn't a dangerous adventure through customs, where the customs officer asks you to open your bag, and you refuse, which prompts him to teach you about manners by reading select Goofus and Gallant comic strips. Safely experience global dining with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $30 worth of Thai cuisine at Ban Chok Dee in Langley. Ban Chok Dee serves up authentic Thai cuisine in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. The omnivore-friendly menu includes a variety of meat and noodle dishes, although substitutions can be made to make the majority of the meals vegetarian-friendly; gluten-free options are also available for the wheat weary. These flexible dishes can perform elaborate floor routines set to the music of Queen and can also raise or lower their spice level from mild-mannered to a spicy sucker-punch. On fair weather days, Ban Chok Dee opens their outdoor patio with free WiFi for oxygen augmented Internet browsing. Check out the noodley menu for all the stir-fried delights.
Ban Chok Dee Thai Cuisine
Ban Chok Dee—which translates to house of good luck —captivates visitors with a spread of colourful, fragrant, and expertly balanced curries, noodle dishes, and rice plates. Traditional entrees, from pad thai to spring rolls, offset modern variations, such as the Pad Ped Jungle—crispy pork sautéed with shredded bamboo shoots in a spicy sauce—all of which draw from a palette of zesty sauces, potent chili oils, and creamy, coconut-milk-based broths. While embarking on their culinary voyage, guests gather amid leafy potted greenery and black-lacquered wood accents for a calm respite. Together, the food and atmosphere were voted Best Thai restaurant of 2011 and 2012 by readers of the Langley Advance.
To enhance the appreciation for Thai cuisine, owner and executive chef Parinya teaches lessons in how to create flavourful meals using simple techniques and telekinesis. The hands-on courses demystify ingredients, equipment, and the steps necessary to form four dishes, finishing up with a fun and delicious tasting.
102-5499 203 St.
Langley, British Columbia V3A 1W1Get Directions