Thai curries are complex concoctions of delicate spices, sweet coconut milk, spicy chilies, and, in most cases, a dash of liquid adrenaline to enhance the dish's vertical leap. Balance flavor extremes on the tip of your tongue with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of authentic Thai cuisine at LAttitude Thai in Santa Monica.
LAttitude Thai features authentic Thai cuisine under the guise of sweet curries, savory stir-fried noodles, and hearty entrees served in a relaxed, casual atmosphere. The menu showcases innovative appetizers, such as chicken wings stuffed with ground pork, glass noodles, and vegetables ($8.25), as well as classic main courses, including pad thai with chicken and prawns ($8) and chicken-pumpkin yellow curry ($8.50), which turns back into chicken-stagecoach curry after midnight. Staunch hunger pains with a filling entrée, such as spicy lemongrass prawns ($10) or sweet-and-sour pork ($8) with pineapple, mixed vegetables, and a conflicting blend of dispositions.
The eatery’s cozy, laid-back atmosphere lends itself to casual sips of thai iced tea ($2.75) set among an array of fresh floral arrangements. Pale green walls and a sizable collection of Asian art ensconce diners in a tranquil atmosphere, and bronze statues stand guard near the complimentary toothpicks and candy, making sure diners don't abscond with a pocketful of peppermints or a sock filled with small pieces of wood.
- Begin with stuffed chicken wings, deep-fried wonton-wrapped prawns, green papaya salad, or addictive fried tofu cubes. – Gayot
- For those of you who are tired of the typical pad Thai and fried rice Thai dishes, explore their recommended menu (hand written on a large black board). – Tanya R., Yelp, 1/27/11