Like romance novels, dumplings fit tempting tidbits into a small but steamy package. Passionately devour cuisine with today’s Groupon to Galangal in Syosset. Choose between the following options:
- For $7, you get $14 worth of Thai and Japanese fare for lunch.
- For $12, you get $25 worth of Thai and Japanese fare for dinner.<p>
Galangal’s kitchen decorates the tables in the refined dining room with an international menu of Asian flavors spanning japanese sushi, fragrant thai curries, and chinese dumplings. “Much of the food takes a cue from the stylish setting,” wrote New York Times contributor Joanne Starkey, highlighting a neatly sculpted plate of pad thai ($7–$9 at lunch, $14–$18 at dinner) garnished with drizzled egg, orchids, and a shot glass full of mung-bean sprouts. Lunchtime diners can devour spicy basil eggplant ($7–$9) or throw out plastic pails emblazoned with Batman in favor of the neatly organized nutrition of a shrimp-tempura bento box ($14). At dinnertime, a charcoal-grilled half chicken ($17) bathed in sweet chili sauce gilds smoky notes with sweeter flavors, and sushi chefs expertly pack the salmon family roll ($15) with a quartet of fish preparations including king salmon, crispy salmon, and salmon roe.
Galangal’s stone tables and white-leather chairs invite elegant repose, often causing guests to spend entire dinners quoting Elizabeth Taylor and gesturing with empty cigarette holders. An indoor waterfall flows into a long pool that extends into the middle of the dining room to create a calm ambiance presided over by a giant golden Buddha statue.