The Asian continent covers approximately 8.6 per cent of the Earth's total surface area, with the other 91.4 per cent covered by oceans, stamp collections, and Nobel Prize winners' egos. Sample the dietary delights of the world's dominant landmass with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of curries, drinks, and more at Green Basil, located on the Beaches. This Groupon is valid for dinner only (after 3 p.m. daily).
Absorb the tastes and textures of gourmet Thai, Chinese, and other Asian dishes with a meal at Green Basil. Starters such as two spring rolls ($3.95) or two skewers of chicken satay ($5.25) set the stage for globetrotting gastronomy, and soup selections include Thai mushroom ($5.45) and hot 'n' sour ($5.95). In the realm of curries, Green Basil serves up varieties of the spiced dish for meat-eaters and veggilantes alike—the yellow beef curry ($10.95) and the green chicken curry ($10.25) quell carnivorous cravings, while the tofu curry ($8.95) brings eggplant-infused ecstasy to eaters of non-meat. Other Green Basil goodies include pad thai ($9.75) with chicken, shrimp, tofu, egg, and the house tamarind sauce; cashew-nut chicken ($10.25), drawing spicy strength from sweet peppers, onions, and dried chillies; and Thai fried rice with shrimp ($10.25). Lunch is served daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and a cache of cocktails, beer, and wine keeps business lunches from turning into mandatory business naps.
Walking distance from the boardwalk, Green Basil and its charming atmosphere— brightly lit and hinged around a leaf motif—make for an ideal start to a day of sandcastle building or an unforgettable end to an evening of sandcastle destroying.