For years, European navigators searched for a direct route to Asia's tasty cuisine, eventually burrowing through the earth and accidentally rediscovering Luxembourg. Blaze a path toward savory satisfaction with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Pan-Asian fare and drink at JK Asian Bistro in Fairfield.
The culinary historians at JK Asian Bistro plumb the gustatory depths of Far East traditions, sprucing up time-tested recipes with new-world flare for a Pan-Asian menu that runs the gamut from Korean kimchee to Japanese sashimi. Amid ambient green lights and wood paneling, patrons can mouth-juggle morsels of wasabi and plum-battered calamari ($7) or cure spoon hypothermia in a crock of wonton soup ($2). Take an aquatic tour with the spicy maki sushi combo ($14), mingling california, yellowtail, and tuna rolls, or seek à la carte favorites like avocado ($3.50) or sweet potato ($5). Starter plates get slid to the side or skeet shot as waiters emerge from the kitchen, arms full with Thai pineapple fried rice ($10), chicken pad thai ($10) and juicy wok-sautéed beef tenderloin ($18).