Thai food attempts to balance the five fundamental flavors: bitter, sour, sweet, salty, and victory. Score a win for your mouth with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Thai fare and drinks at Nong's Thai Cuisine in Golden Valley.
With a bountiful menu of authentic Thai food, Nong's dishes out exceptional edibles sporting a wide range of flavors. The kitchen is benevolently ruled by head chef Nong herself, who wields the wisdom wrought by years of mealcraft in restaurants and hotels across the globe to produce enjoyable entrees such as pad see yew ($8.95 with tofu; $9.95 with meat; $10.95 with shrimp or calamari) and seafood curry ($13.95). Lovers of liquid fare gleefully gulp bowls of the tasty tom yum ($8.95 with tofu, $9.95 with chicken or pork, $10.95 with shrimp), a demographically diverse soup populated with mushrooms, cilantro, kaffir leaves, galangal, and lemongrass. Nong's lays out a bevy of veggie dishes alongside its meaty treats, with most meals served with alternate options such as tofu, mock duck, and other nonanimals. Today’s Groupon is valid for dine-in and carry-out as well as Nong’s lunch buffet ($7.95), allowing diners to interrogate every mouth-friendly morsel before granting access to their plate.
- Great, authentic, clean, smartly decorated, good value. I have been once a week since they opened, and I have not been disappointed. Owners are very friendly and food is really good. – Jason, Urbanspoon
- Best authentic Thai place to hit the Western suburbs. My favorite dish was their Red Curry with scallops. The sauce was amazing and the scallops were HUGE. – Camille L., Yelp, 12/27/10
Nong's Thai Cuisine
Chef Nong's culinary journey began in Bangkok at age 12, when she would procure supplies from the corner market and cook for her family. She spent her adolescence perfecting her mother and grandmother's recipes, and then gained extra practice when she started a family of her own.
At age 35, Nong decided it was time to share her culinary flair with members of other families. She progressed through restaurant jobs in Thailand and Malaysia before landing a gig in Minneapolis, where she earned her sriracha-soaked stripes by cooking at a number of area restaurants before opening her own eatery, Nong's Thai Cuisine.
In her own kitchen, Nong relies on her stockpile of inherited recipes to create a menu of authentic, homestyle Thai fare, which earned the eatery the distinction of Best Thai Restaurant 2010 from City Pages. Featured in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, the "perfectly timed noodles" of the pad thai carry al dente firmness, and the "high quality" curries stimulate taste buds in a more refined manner than chili pepper stimulates the eye. Flavors of tamarind and papaya infuse salads and stir-fries, and crisp veggies top noodle dishes, all calibrated to customer-chosen levels of heat.
Robbinsdale - Crystal - New Hope
2520 Hillsboro Ave. N
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55427Get Directions