Taking an overseas trip is not just expensive—you also run the risk of leaving your youngest child alone to fend off infamous burglars, the Wet Bandits. Bring the whole family on an edible holiday with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Asian dinner cuisine at Mercury Lounge.
Mercury Lounge's dinner menu excites taste buds with a medley of Southeast Asian flavors in a modern and vibrant atmosphere. Evening meals commence with goat-cheese crab-rangoon dumplings ($9) or savory lamb bahn mi sliders ($11) that pile daikon radishes, carrots, cilantro, and jalapeño peppers atop seasoned lamb, hitting all the tongue’s flavor quadrants by slamming the fiery combo into a cool yogurt-sauce dunk tank. Continent-size appetites shift into a Pangaea of satisfaction with hearty helpings of hoisin-glazed baby back ribs ($16) and pan-seared tofu ($11), sustainably caught in the wild soybean streams of Alaska and topped with tomatoes, onions, and a savory curry sauce. Entrees find succulent counterpoints in the menu’s traditional side dishes, including a vegetable-and-basil fried rice with egg and carrots ($7) and pork-adobo fried rice adorned with green onions and pulled pork ($9), which, like its Seussian breakfast counterpart, is both delicious and best eaten with a fox.
1582 Folsom St.
San Francisco, California 94103