According to most restaurant critics, the perfect Thai meal is served on a plate, which rests on a table with legs. Try some authentic Thai cuisine the way it was meant to be served with today's Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of Thai cuisine at Pat Thai Restaurant in Parsippany.
Pat Thai stokes palate fires with a menu loaded with more than 100 items, all dished up in a laid-back, BYOB-friendly eatery. A soupçon of lightly crisped golden tofu ($5.95) or steamed crab dumplings ($5.95) served with sweet black-plum sauce kicks off flavorful feasts. A small cup of tom yum ($4.95), a spicy lemongrass soup filled with chicken, shrimp, tofu or veggies, is light enough for a pre-contortionist contest meal, and stir-fried beef pad kraprow ($11.95), an array of sautéed vegetables with basil-and-garlic chili sauce, presents a heartier spread. Other victuals range from the veggie-friendly tofu red curry ($10.95) and mixed-vegetable pad thai ($10.95) to pork-pineapple fried rice ($11.95) and pedt kraprow ($22.95), crispy duck topped with spicy basic sauce. Guests can request any dish sans heat or practice tongue calisthenics with any of Pat Thai's authentic spicy eats, labeled with one or two hot peppers on the menu. A cool glass of thai iced tea ($2.75) or a scoop of fried ice cream ($7) numbs gums during the inferno aftermath.
435 N Beverwyck Rd.
Parsippany, New Jersey 07034