One of the great simple pleasures of traveling abroad is stumbling upon a restaurant frequented by locals, followed closely by bathing in gelato and loudly explaining why everything in America is better. Replicate that feeling with this Groupon.
$15 for $30 Worth of Contemporary Thai Cuisine
The menu includes items such as crispy duckling fried golden brown and served with crispy noodles and a Thai sweet soy sauce ($18), fried squid legs with chili sauce ($9), basil fried rice with beef, chicken, or pork ($11), wasabi-crusted sea bass ($18), and banana flambé with vanilla ice cream ($7).
Bangkok Bistro at Ballston
A golden tree sprouts from a square of orange and yellow panels, greeting guests at Bangkok Bistro at Ballston with a canopy of heart-shaped leaves. This piece of art overlooks a dining room full of warm touches: rich red walls, glowing lanterns, and entrees spiced with hints of chili, curry, and garlic. In the kitchen, chefs put a sweet, modern spin on traditional Thai dishes, swathing fried coconut shrimp in mango sauce and loading cashew fried rice into pineapple shells. Dishes are available as single orders or as platters that can serve up to five diners or one hydra-headed police chief. Most meals can be prepared with a choice of three heat levels: stimulating kick, tingling sensation, or raging fire.