The best way to familiarize oneself with a different country's culture is to spend 10–15 years in one of its maximum-security prisons, but the second-best way is to taste its cuisine. Learn about Thai fare with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Thai fare and drinks at Red Bamboo Thai Restaurant.
Red Bamboo's culinary crew assembles classic Thai entrees that set palates alight with seafood, meat, and fresh vegetables accented by curry and savory sauces. Boneless duck swims in a spicy basil sauce before it's sent tableside to rest atop a sizzling hot plate, and the Smokey pot melds marinated shrimp with vegetables and glass noodles, which are smoked and then cooked. Meanwhile, customers can forage through the menu's five colors of curry to take in softly sautéed morsels of meat before painting a still life with their vibrant sauce. The clatter of glasses full of wine or beer spreads over the casual dining space, where hanging textiles and foliage grown from seeds put diners in a dining environment so comfortable they may forget to take their security blankets home.
Red Bamboo's menu prices are subject to change, but entrees typically cost less than $20.
Red Bamboo Thai Restaurant
Although Thai cuisine typically earns praise for its bold, spicy flavor combinations, the chefs at Red Bamboo Thai Restaurant aim to make their cuisine accessible to all palates, personalizing the level of spice from mild to Thai hot. Using red, green, and yellow curry pastes, the culinarians lend a piquant touch to the fragrant combinations of basil, coconut milk, and scratch-and-sniff bamboo shoots that make up the menu. They also wield sweet and spicy chili sauces to lend dichotomous flavors to entrees such as deep-fried red snapper or prawns.
Although each bite of food features complex combinations of herbs and spices, the dining room embraces a more subdued aesthetic. Earth-toned walls surround the booths and tables, remaining relatively unadorned except for a scattered collection of framed pictures and small tapestries.
6803 Kirkman Road
Orlando, Florida 32819