Pad thai is so named because of its inherent softness, which is also why it's used to stuff the mattresses of the world's richest kings. Fall into a pillow of flavor with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Thai cuisine and fresh sushi at Bangkok Alley. This Groupon can only be used at the Southaven location.
From the elegant and elephant-arted confines of their new Southaven restaurant, Bangkok Alley’s Thara and Dottie Burana keep the fresh fish swimming into their lunch and dinner dishes, where they morph into schools of sushi and Thai concoctions both creative and traditional. Starters such as the shrimp hompa—which envelops its shrimp with golden-fried panko and sweet-and-sour sauce ($6)—irrigate parched mouth-deserts to create an inviting climate for the seafood keow han, a mélange of shrimp, scallops, and the fish of the day served in green curry with basil sauce ($20). Otherwise, silence the howls of were-stomachs with heartier fare such as a grilled strip steak and panang sauce served with grilled asparagus and squash ($20), or a panang curry underscored with a coconut base and garnished with chopped Kaffir lime leaf (up to $14 with choice of protein).
Seafood fans who prefer their fish in its natural state—wrapped in rice and drenched in wasabi sauce—will prefer the diverse ecosystem of sashimi or nigiri living in the sushi bar. Spicy tuna ($5.25) and shrimp tempura ($6.25) tempt raw-roll loyalists, but subversives can turn to the chef specials such as the Rock 'n' Roll, a cooked roll featuring crab on the guitar; cucumber, avocado, and masako on the drums; and shrimp tempura playing the tambourine until it locks itself in a Tokyo hotel for weeks and refuses to come out ($8). The raw Russian Roulette captures the thrill of playing "Musical Bullets" in its flavorful bundle of spicy salmon crowned with black caviar ($9), while the Memphis roll welcomes home shrimp tempura, crab, mayo, eel, masako, and cucumber ($11).
Ninety-four percent of Urbanspooners like the Southaven Bangkok Alley location:
- The food was wonderful and plentiful, and the service was fantastic. – Jeremy Gregg
5960 Getwell Rd.
Southaven, Mississippi 38672Get Directions