The first European explorers set sail with hopes of finding new, exotic spices to placate the palates of epicurious monarchs, but all they found were heaps of inedible gold. Pick up where they left off by broadening your mouth's horizons with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pho, yakitori, and other traditional Asian eats at Hakata Asian Cuisine.
Hakata's wok wizards craft a menu of Asian dishes, including Vietnamese pho soup and Japanese yakitori grilled meats. Trek your tongue through Vietnam's flavorscape with a bowl of pho ($7.65–$9.50), which can sport morsels of rare steak, well-done flank and brisket, and shredded chicken or get an authentic taste of Japan without licking a globe with a helping of skewered asparagus and pork ($3.95 for two skewers) that's marinated and grilled over an open charcoal flame in the traditional yakitori fashion. Vermicelli noodles entangle themselves with barbecue pork and grilled shrimp ($9.25) or lemongrass tofu ($9) within a chopstick-compatible bowl for a more coiled collection of tastes. The open grill allows savory aromas to waft over the wooden booths and dark wooden tables as diners sip on authentic Asian soups, sake, or beer.
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