The ability to differentiate between red and green curry is the mark of a good Thai chef and a common tell among children faking colorblindness to skip school. Test your rods and cones with today’s Groupon to SaWaDiKa Thai Zone Restaurant in Richardson. Choose from the following options:
- For $20, you get a three-course Thai meal for two (up to a $41.80 total value), including:
- One appetizer (up to a $7.95 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $13.95 value each)
One dessert (up to a $5.95 value)<p>
- For $38, you get a three-course Thai meal for four (up to an $83.60 total value), including:
- Two appetizers (up to a $7.95 each)
- Four entrees (up to a $13.95 each)
Two desserts (up to a $5.95 value each)<p>
- For $10, you get $20 worth of Thai fare from the menu. Non-seafood entrees are priced from $9.95 to $13.95.</p>
Customers who wish to use their Groupon for entrees containing seafood must pay an extra $2 per plate.
Named for the Thai phrase for “hello,” SaWaDiKa maintains a cordial staff and inviting environment for guests to try a tantalizing array of curries, noodle dishes, and stir-fries representative of southeast Asian cuisine. As diners settle into surroundings of warm, earthy tones and wood accents, an appetizer welcoming party greets then with the flavors of marinated chicken stay or deep-fried butterfly shrimp instead of anthropomorphized musical numbers. A rainbow of mouthwatering curries tempts patrons with chicken, beef, shrimp, or tofu in bold blends of spices such as the piquant chili paste of the Jungle curry or the aromatic basil of yellow curry. Delectable starches bolster noodle dishes and stir-fry platters that range from classic pad thai to fruity pineapple fried rice, each tossed with a choice of protein. At the end of each meal, diners appease the demands of sweet teeth with dulcet desserts such as a tasty serving of mango sticky rice or the edible paradox of fried ice cream.
SaWaDiKa Thai Zone
With green curries, vibrant orange shrimp, and a rainbow of veggies, Sawadika—the Thai word for “hello”—introduces eyes and mouths to the beauty and flavor of traditional Thai cuisine. Past polished wooden booths and earth-toned walls that alternate between a laddered wood pattern and a sea of pinks and creams, past paintings of sailboats and gardens, past a granite-topped bar with wine glasses dangling above, the chefs combine their spices and herbs like artists, dappling plate canvases with a menu of curries, noodle bowls, and seafood. They sauté salmon and catfish in coconut milk and curry, and they stir-fry meats in housemade sauces such as fragrant lemongrass and tangy sesame, creating balanced meals and edible portraits of their customers dressed in royal costumes. They also celebrate the sweeter side of Thai cuisine with desserts such as mango sticky rice and coconut ice cream.