Thai food attempts to balance the five fundamental flavors: bitter, sour, sweet, salty, and victory. Score a win for your mouth with this Groupon.
$8 for $16 Worth of Thai Food and Drinks
South Asian spices add a kick to entrees such as wide rice noodle pad see ew ($7.95 for lunch; $10.50 for dinner) and siam crispy chicken flavored with bell pepper and fresh basil served inside a pineapple half shell ($15.50). Stir-fried dinners of vegetables and tofu ($10.50) unite silky bean curd, rich sauce, and eight vegetable varieties. See the full dinner and lunch menus.
Sala Thai’s aversion to commercial advertising may seem strange at first, but one step inside the restaurant’s bustling dining room shows that its word-of-mouth reputation for piquant curries, stir-fried noodle dishes, and artistic presentations has already spread. Aromatic plates of Thai cuisine arrive at tables still steaming from the heat of the kitchen, where a single chef remains hard at work through lunch and dinner, eschewing pre-packaged ingredients for fresh meats, veggies, and spices. Verdant basil leaves and piquant peppers add their colors to imaginative presentations of meat nestled in pineapple half-shells and tofu encased in the mouths of live dragons. Domestic and Thai beers and locally cultivated wines complement meals and douse the flames of accidental fire-breath.