The best part about eating Asian food is the confidence that comes with knowing more than one billion people tacitly support your culinary decision; the second-best part is that their bakers can see the future. For $6, today's Groupon gets you $15 worth of Thai and Asian fare and drinks at Bangkok Restaurant, a modest storefront eatery on MacArthur Boulevard.
Bangkok's menu is much like its namesake city: colorful, fun to explore at night, and almost impossible to drive through. Ambush your sleeping taste buds with an appetizer of four spring rolls ($3.75), fried wontons ($3.99), or fried sweet biscuits ($3) washed down with egg drop soup ($2) or a sweet yum yai salad ($6.95). Bangkok's entrees run the gamut from spicy to non-spicy to curry, and wanders further afield in Asia than just Thailand. An order of pad pet ($8.50) brings the jungle heat, and the kang kua curry ($8.50) artfully offsets its spiciness with the sweetness of crushed pineapple and coconut milk. For a dish that dishes out a devastating combo that strikes the tongue's three major pressure points, try the spicy sweet and sour chicken ($8.50). If you'd rather take a walk on Bangkok's mild side, fill up on Bangkok's delectable favorite, pad thai ($8.99). Ginger chicken ($8.50), veggie stir fry ($8.50–$9.99), and garlic chicken or pork ($8.50) all pair well with fried rice.
Since its humble décor doesn't overcompensate with a lot of ornately ornamented elephants or multi-story Buddha statues, Bangkok sets itself apart from the culinary competition with an attentive wait staff, laid-back atmosphere, and a wide board of fare. Treat friends to Bangkok with today's Groupon, and prove to them that there are better Asian dining options in OKC than its North Korean restaurant, which has confusingly named every dish on its menu "kim jong-il."
- The food is very good, especially the egg rolls. The food has to be authentic from a true Thai native. – happyme4, Citysearch
- This was the best Thai food experience I have ever had. I drug my Thai boyfriend along with me, and he said it tasted just like his Mother's food, if not better. – a Yahoo! Local contributor