Enjoying international fare makes a person worldly, unlike faking a foreign accent or fashioning a suit out of maps. Map your course to a delicious meal with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Thai fare and drinks at Heritage Asia in Georgetown.
Boasting more than 20 years of professional cooking experience, Heritage Asia's Head Chef Thasana Midee whips up a belly-beckoning mix of Asian menu items that shower mouths with exotic flavors. Servings of jumbo garlic shrimp ($15.95), grilled fish wrapped in banana leaf ($14.95), and pan-seared Bangkok panang salmon ($16.95) conjure memories of seafaring sojourns and poker games played in a kiddie pool. The stir-fried rice noodles, chili, basil leaves, and a choice of chicken, beef, shrimp, or vegetables stumble atop a plate in the drunken noodles dish ($7.95–$11.95), and the flavorsome fusion of fresh ginger, onions, mushrooms, and green onions paired with chicken, beef, shrimp, tofu, or vegetables near perfection in the ginger Perfect entree ($9.95–$13.95).
Upon entering, the welcoming confines surround diners with a warming blanket of beige hues, vividly colorful portraits, and stimulating track lighting. After a rejuvenating meal, patrons will emerge satisfied and energized enough to take a scenic riverside stroll while wearing a particularly tall pair of stilts.
At the age of 12, Thasana Midee would sit alongside her mother in the kitchen of their Bangkok home, roasting and grinding spices together. Thasana now roasts her own colorful spices in the kitchen at Heritage Asia and then sprinkles them over thai curry, noodle, and stir-fried dishes. House specialties include korean sesame beef as well as grilled lemongrass saigon pork over vermicelli, introduced by starters of spring rolls and chicken wings stuffed with crab meat, shitake mushrooms, and spring onions.
Vibrant touches also punctuate the dining room's decor, with golden walls hosting kaleidoscopic paintings and colorful throw pillows supporting patrons at booth seating.