Thai fare attempts to balance the five fundamental flavors: bitter, sour, sweet, salty, and victory. Score a win for your mouth with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Thai cuisine and drinks at The King and I Authentic Thai Cuisine.
The King and I, whose red walls and saffron drapes cast a warm glow over white tablecloths and traditional terra-cotta wall sculptures, compiles a menu of Thai staples, including noodle dishes, curries, and seafood specialties, that can be customized in terms of spiciness. Pad thai tangles together rice noodles, bean sprouts, scrambled eggs, peanuts, and a choice of meat ($8.95–$10.95), boneless roast duck sizzles on a cast-iron plate ($17.95), and jumbo shrimp scallops, lobster, calamari, and mussels are kept quiet in a clay pot ($16.95). For lunch, slurp a belly-warming bowl of thai beef noodle soup ($7.95) and a glass ($6+) or bottle ($25+) of wine to fill your gullet with a waterway capable of keeping a spring roll afloat.
King and I
Chefs at King and I inject spice into dinnertime by preparing authentic Thai cuisine with an emphasis on fresh ingredients and artful presentation. Each of the menu’s stir-fry, noodle, and curry entrees may be customized with a choice of chicken, beef, seafood, or tofu before being tossed with such tempting morsels as snow peas, ginger, or bamboo shoots and seasoned to taste with spices ranging from mild to thai hot. Seeped in soft lighting from sparse lamps and a small fish tank, the dining room gives off an air of understated elegance by balancing rich red walls with crisp white tablecloths and a thankful absence of tap-dancing balloon artists.