Without food to keep them occupied, forks would run off with cooler, tougher tridents in search of adventure only to wind up with a crippling Napoleon complex. Spare utensils the trouble with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Thai fare at Bangkok Village in Naperville.
The delicate silk hangings and handmade wood accents at Bangkok Village effervesce with authentic Thai ambiance alongside an extensive menu of vegetarian and meat dishes. A sautéed slice of spicy chicken, beef, or pork sporting a basil overcoat struts across sweet bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, and hot peppers($9.99); cashew chicken shows its sweeter side with peanuts, pineapple, and sweet pepper ($9.99). In the Star Delight, a mélange of snow peas, carrots, cabbage, broccoli, and fresh bean sprouts lure herbivores with a homemade sauce and whispered promises of birthday pony rides ($8.99). Lightly seasoned bean-thread noodles wrap around your choice of protein or tofu ($9.99), shrimp ($11.99), or seafood ($11.99) in the Transparent Delight, which features a medley of stir-fried baby corn, bean sprouts, peapods, mushrooms, onions, sweet pepper, and egg.
Vibrant red walls surround Bangkok Village’s elegant white tables, which are each topped with a flower and candle. Overhead chandeliers envelop diners in warm lighting and tempt Spidermen looking to impress a date.
22 E Chicago Ave.
Naperville, Illinois 60540