The ability to differentiate between red and green curry is the mark of a good Thai chef and a common tell among children faking colorblindness to skip school. Test your rods and cones with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of authentic Thai cuisine at Karakade Thai Cuisine in Redwood City.
The chefs at Karakade Thai Cuisine mix flavorful ingredients such as lemongrass, galangal, and kaffir-lime leaves to craft classic Thai dishes. Tofu, green onions, and ground peanuts sink into a soft bed of noodles in traditional pad thai ($9.95), and more adventurous basil chicken crawls through thickets of thai chilies, peppers, and sweet basil ($8.95). Diners lick their lips between forkfuls of sweet-and-sour pork ($8.95), wipe their brows between bites of spicy green-curry fried rice with a choice of meat ($9.95–$14.95), and punt paper footballs into neighbors' wineglasses between sips. Guests can open their own wine for a corkage fee or sample the bar’s imported thai beers ($3.95).
593 G Woodside Rd.
Redwood City, California 94061