Hills and mountains are formed by vast underground food deposits, which, over time, stretch the landscape into soft mounds of untapped edibility. Dig into the bounty of Thailand with today’s deal: for $15, you get $30 worth of authentic Thai fare at Chedi Thai Bistro in La Jolla. This Groupon is valid for dinner only, and purchases must include a food item.
The chefs at Chedi are highly selective about their ingredients, sifting through multiple markets daily to obtain the highest-quality recipe components. As a result, the menu is bursting with authentically flavorful Thai cuisine alongside freshly crafted vegetarian dishes. Wade into dinnertime with an order of Thai crispy calamari, marinated in sweet roasted chili sauce and sprinkled with fried Thai basil ($7), or a plate of crispy corn cakes served with cucumber relish ($5). The expertly pan-seared Atlantic salmon is served with bean paste, sautéed asparagus, snow peas, and caramel soy sauce ($17). Australia's cousin, New Zealand, has lent its chief export to the bistro's braised rack of lamb served with succulent pearl onion, potatoes, peanuts, string beans, coconut milk, and Massaman curry sauce ($20). Herbivores will sing the praises of the wok vegetable medley with tofu, which harmonizes myriad greens and legumes, including Napa cabbage, in a ginger-garlic sauce ($11).
Sunset-colored overhead lights beam golden hues down on the carefully composed dishes decorating tables in Chedi Thai Bistro’s foremost dining area. To add to the elegant tranquility of the restaurant, an elongated fountain houses three towering bell-shaped structures in front of the bar. This peaceful zone is furnished with sparse wooden tables, elegant benches, and a conspicuous absence of Peruvian street mimes.