Pad thai is so named because of its inherent softness, which is also why it's used to stuff the mattresses of the world's richest kings. Fall into a pillow of flavor with today's Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of Pan-Asian fare at Lai Thai Kitchen. If redeemed Monday–Thursday, this Groupon is also good for half off any appetizer.
Lai Thai’s skilled chefs mingle bamboo shoots and rice with seared scallops, shrimp, and other ingredients to craft a diverse menu encompassing the cuisine of Thailand, Vietnam, and China. Golden brown crab rangoons ($2.35) seal crab meat and cream cheese inside bite-size capsules, and spoons sift through the Vietnamese pho ga noodle soup to find sliced chicken and rice noodles hidden in chicken broth ($6.95). The sizzling wor bar seafood ($12.95) charges from the pages of Chinese cookbooks, inviting diners to rescue shrimp, scallops, and crisp vegetables from the clutches of a rich gravy. Taste the special curry pad thai's stir-fry of noodles and tofu beneath a blanket of fresh bean sprouts and green peppers simmering in a smooth curry sauce ($8.95) or fork through a shredded papaya salad ($6.95) seasoned with garlic and Thai pepper. Vegetarians calm roaring stomach without gnawing on carrots carved to look like a T-bone steak with vegetable-based entrees such as the curry chay ($8.65) or pad broccoli ($7.95).
Northeast Grand Rapids
1621 Leonard St. NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505