Unlike straw roofs, which can last up to 50 years, a roof thatched with rice vermicelli will collapse during the summer’s first soy sauce downpour. Let skilled builders put noodles to their intended purpose with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Asian cuisine and drinks at Lee Asian Bistro.
Lee Asian Bistro’s seasoned chefs help patrons to sink chopsticks into a pan-Asian panoply of authentic Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai delicacies. Diners arm themselves for dinnertime treks with skewers of grilled chicken satay ($5.95) or pairs of gòi cuón ($3)⎯overstuffed shrimp, pork, and vegetable summer rolls ready to bounce across tongues or act as makeshift sleeping bags during midnight snacks. The Mongolian Triple Wonder ($10.95) scares off boring meals with a toothy trio of shrimp, beef, and chicken sautéed in mandarin brown sauce, and squid, crab, shrimp, and scallops keep submersed taste buds company during visits to the seafood in black bean sauce ($10.95). Tangle tongues around pho’s steaming noodles, hobnobbing with a savory soup dotted with beef, chicken, and Asian vegetables ($7.50–$7.99). Postnosh, diners trade chopsticks for straws and drink in a fresh-fruit smoothie in exotic flavors such as kiwi, honey-dew melon, or mango ($3.95) or delight luxury-loving teeth by adding pearls of chewy tapioca to the refreshing beverage ($0.50).