Culinary tradition is one of the many things that define a country, along with its art, its sports, and the words its railroad tracks spell out. Get on a first-name basis with a nation with today's Groupon to Bangkok Thai in the Wakefield Crossing Shopping Center. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of Thai cuisine at dinner—after 5 p.m. on weekdays and after 3 p.m. on weekends.
- For $7, you get $15 worth of Thai cuisine at lunch—from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays and from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends.
Bangkok Thai's chefs cull flavors from the four major regions of Thailand to draft a menu exemplifying the nation's myriad culinary traditions. Bulk up for couch-lifting contests with the protein-rich chicken pad thai, hosting a helping of egg and white-meat chicken alongside bean sprouts, ground peanuts, and scallions in a nest of rice noodles ($10.95). Spicy red-curry duck bastes with pepper and pineapple in a coconut-milk-based curry ($15), while vegetarians avoid meat altogether with the thai cashew-nut dish—a stir-fried symphony of scallions, bell pepper, and carrot alongside tofu ($10.95). Bangkok Thai's special lunch offers a choice from 16 main dishes (such as pad-thai noodle with shrimp or sweet-and-sour chicken), a drink, and one of seven sample portions, including edamame and fried tofu ($8)—the latter, a favorite of health-conscious heat particles.
Bangkok Thai's dining room beckons diners and natural light alike with its large front windows. Patrons sit amid simple décor that features neutral tones, wooden wall accents, and uninterrupted views of the restaurant's ceiling.
13200 New Falls Of Neuse Rd.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27614