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 and Malaysian fare and drinks at Penang Malaysian & Thai Cuisine in Lodi.
Penang Malaysian & Thai Cuisine smooth-talks cantankerous appetites with a menu of authentic Southeast Asian cuisine served in a stylish, upscale setting. Metabolisms jump-start with a selection of traditional appetizers, such as the roti cani, crispy Indian-style pancakes served with chicken-curry dipping sauce ($3.95), or the Malaysian-style curry puff, packed with chicken, onion, potato, and curry powder, and bursting with epicurean pride ($7.95).
Roused from its burrow like an old badger, hunger can be directed toward entrees such as the nasi lemak, made with rice flavored by coconut, cloves, and screw pine leaves and piled with chili anchovies, curry chicken, and hard-boiled eggs ($8.95). Those who like chicken the way they like their Three's Company episodes—dark—can dig into the ayam rendang, dark chicken meat cooked with lemongrass, chili paste, and curry sauce ($13.95).
A full bar offers a wide range of liquor along with both domestic and imported drafts to grease conversation glands. Diners enjoy their culinary bounty in a modern dining room with dark wood tables, long booths accented with colorful pillows, and a large ceiling area illuminated by dozens of captive chili spirits, producing their valued spice along with a gentle luminescence.
This Groupon is not valid for lunch specials.
Penang Malaysian & Thai Cuisine
Named for one of Malaysia's states, Penang Malaysian & Thai Cuisine reflects the diverse history of that region in its eclectic bill of fare. The menu sates appetites with a selection of more than 100 dishes, all showcasing a blend of Chinese, Malaysian, and Thai spices and cooking techniques. Appetizers of roti canai—crispy Indian-style pancakes served with curry-chicken dipping sauce—might share table space with Malay beef satay, marinated in spicy peanut sauce and skewered on bamboo sticks. The house special, Thai basil chicken, serves up chicken with bell peppers, onion, and chili in a tasty Thai basil sauce.