Thai fare attempts to balance the five fundamental flavors: bitter, sour, sweet, salty, and victory. Score a win for your mouth with today's Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of authentic Thai cuisine and drinks at Bangkok Place Thai Restaurant in Elkhart.
Bangkok Place's expansive menu assembles Thai favorites forged from fresh, healthy ingredients and simple, traditional recipes. Settle the world's most perplexing paradox with the sumptuous, stir-fried thai country noodles, which brings diners chicken and eggs at the exact same moment in evolutionary history ($6.50 for lunch, $7.50 for dinner). Bangkok Place coolly customizes savories such as the tofu- and pepper-laden vegetable spicy noodles ($6.50 for lunch, $7.50 for dinner) to suit each patron's spice stipulations, with hotness ranging from "coward" to "brave" to "tongueless." Pescetarian patrons can opt for the basil fish fillet, which smothers crispy cod in a saucy menagerie of onions, mushrooms, green peppers, zucchini, and sun-dried fishhooks ($11.95).
The restaurant's bright green walls, white tile floor, and tiki-hut-style bar produce an intimate, relaxing ambience ideal for casual dining, friendly chit-chat, or intense recapitulation of Gilligan's Island episodes.
Bangkok Place Thai Restaurant
The terms “coward” and “brave” are neither insults nor compliments at Bangkok Place Thai Restaurant; rather, they signify the level of spiciness a customer can handle. Chef Keo Phannavong and his wife Ann helm the casual eatery, where Keo brings 20 years of experience—and a slew of his mother’s recipes—to the kitchen. Using fresh ingredients, such as basil leaves, lemon grass, coconut milk, and chili, the master chef concocts a wide range of authentic Thai dishes that pack as little or as much spice as the patron desires or can trick his date into eating. The restaurant offers familiar Thai favorites, such as pad thai and tom yum soup, as well as some more obscure entrees, such as pla jien—a steamed fish topped with ginger and baby corn.