Variety is the spice of life, and today’s Groupon has enough entrees to entertain even supertasters who have 3,400 more taste buds than the average human. For $10, you’ll get $20 worth of food and drinks at Get Sum Dim Sum, an eclectic eatery in Rosedale offering traditional dim sum selections for brunch, lunch, and dinner.
Dim Sum, which loosely translates to "a touch of the heart," was created centuries ago as a savory snack. Today, the Chinese staple consists of a variety of small dishes (all MSG free) served steamed, fried, hot, or cold. Get a speedy start on the feast with an order of pickled veggies ($2.50) or hot and sour soup ($3.50). Move on to spinach dumplings ($2.50), steamed tofu and shiitake dumplings ($2.50), or fried spring rolls ($2.50). With many dishes priced under $5, you can afford to experiment and order a variety of inventive eats.
Instead of waiting until weekend brunch, when dim sum is traditionally served, you can order it here all day, every day except for Sunderday, which a lot of businesses still won't recognize. Belly up to the steel counter and place your order. Get Sum Dim Sum is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., making it a smart stop for a creative lunch or delicious dinner. Get this Groupon to try different tastes, for fickle foodies, or to make good on your resolution to try something new every day.
Satay chef/owner Dr. Rommanee "Foo" Swasdee partly attributes her skills to her experience as a food scientist, knowledge she's used to craft healthy, tasty meals that are free of MSG. The Thai native but longtime Texan has been serving these dishes for nearly 30 years at Satay.
The restaurant's namesake dish has eight skewers with a choice of meat, tofu, or veggies and Foo's spicy peanut sauce. The rest of the menu also focuses on traditional Thai recipes, such as duck curry, pad thai, and devil fish, a red snapper or catfish fillet ignited by Foo's thai jungle salsa. Those intrigued by Foo's handiwork can enroll in a cooking class or wish for her talents by dropping a penny in a nearby mall fountain.
4400 N Lamar Ave.
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