Though circus performers first used curry paste as colorful body paint, it was eventually banned from wardrobes after causing too many tightrope walkers to shamelessly lick themselves in public. Acquire balanced lickables with today's Groupon to Bangkok Garden in Concord. Choose between the following options:
- For $5, you get $10 worth of lunch cuisine, served 11 a.m.–3 p.m., Sunday–Friday.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of dinner cuisine, starting at 4:30 p.m. daily.
After ogling the nearly 60 items on Bangkok Garden's dinner menu, patrons can rev their mouth engines with starters such as shrimp in a blanket—a mix of shrimp, cabbage, carrots, and onions wrapped in rice paper, deep-fried, and served with a thai sweet sauce ($6 for four)—before devouring one of the chef's specialties, such as the ped pik poaw—roasted duck sautéed with vegetables, chili paste, and basil leaves ($13). A plethora of curry, stir-fry, and noodle dishes are served with your choice of tofu ($9), meat ($10 for beef, chicken, or pork), seafood ($11 for shrimp, squid, or scallops), or a seafood combination ($12). Add your chosen protein to yellow curry, slow cooked with coconut cream, potatoes, carrots, and onions, or have it stir-fried with fresh ginger and green and white onions in the pad khing sod entree.
Noontime noshers can sate stomachs with their choice of protein ($5.99–$7.99) added to such delectable dishes as basil fried rice, pad thai, or red curry, all served with a cup of piping-hot chicken-rice soup, a spring roll, and a napkin. All dishes are prepared with your choice of spiciness, from the zero-star mild spicy to the five-star Thai spicy, known to melt away stubborn bits of ice cream long stuck between teeth.