Chefs from India and Thailand have long debated which country first incorporated curry into its cuisine, but food historians trace the spice to a special-edition Lunchables issued in 1997. Enjoy this delicious dish, regardless of origin, with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $35 worth of Thai cuisine and drinks at Rama in the Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego. This deal also includes a waived corkage fee for one bottle per couple.
The authentic Thai cuisine at Rama is made using French techniques and fresh ingredients from local farmers and purveyors, and is served in a stylish dining area adorned with hanging silk curtains, stone walls, and elegant Thai paintings. The tamarind- and basil-festooned menu begins to tickle appetites with the kratong tong, golden-fried pastry cups filled with curried chicken and a rich bouquet of vegetables ($10). Culinary contenders in the main event include a lime leaf-infused panang curry ($14), and Crying Tiger, a grilled 10-ounce steak with field greens and lime sauce ($22). For a taste of the sea, indulge in oven-roasted Alaskan halibut, lovingly embraced in a lemongrass and ginger sauce ($18).
Citysearchers named Rama Best Thai Food in 2008. More than 200 Yelpers give it an average of 3.5 stars, OpenTable reviewers give it an overall average of 3.6 stars, and Zagat gives the food at Rama a 24.
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