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 $7, you get $15 worth of Thai cuisine and drinks at Cozy Thai.
Cozy Thai's expert chefs design daily lunch and dinner specials to abruptly quell appetites, plucking items from an extensive menu and serving them to diners in plush red booths. Bellies warm up with appetizers such as the karee puffs––crispy-fried pastries with curried chicken, snow peas, and sweet potatoes, served with a pool of cucumber sauce ($5.95 for six) that's great for dunking or refreshing midmeal splash fights. In the drunken noodles, stir-fried flat rice noodles mingle with bean sprouts, bell peppers, bamboo shoots, and onions in a Thai wine sauce, sobering up in the presence of chicken, pork, beef, tofu or vegetables ($6.95 lunch, $9.95 dinner). A Cozy Thai specialty, the salty and spicy shrimps ($11.95) live up to its title, proudly prancing across plates, declaring their piquancy, and holding their breath until they get their way. Wash down a meal with a glass of Thai iced tea ($2.50), which stands ready to deglaze fiery gullets.