Asian fusion cuisine is so popular that, to keep up with the demand, some restaurants are inventing new Asian countries, such as the People’s Republic of People and Korea’s Cousin. Experience already-existing countries' cuisine combinations with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $24 worth of Asian fusion fare and drinks at Simply Thalia.
Thalia gets its first name by providing simply healthy, simply fresh, and simply delicious Asian cuisine. By fusing favorite dishes from Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Korea, and China, the robust menu is a cornucopia of sushi rolls, maki, noodles, rice bowls, dumplings, soup, and salads.
Try the Fat Boss chef specialty roll, a tubular tongue pleaser of scallop, ebi, avocado, scallion, masago, spicy mayo, and spicy sauce ($14). Otherwise, delve into the Shanghai Tang ramen noodles, swimming in a golden broth with house dumplings, barbecued pork, bok choy, and scallion ($8.95). With its Zen-like vibe and modern décor, Simply Thalia makes the ideal setting to unwind and get away from the jackhammers jackhammering in your basement.
- Sibling to West Town's Thalia Spice, the pan-Asian Simply Thalia has done a booming business with Loop office workers after moving into the renovated pedway beneath Block 37. The reason's obvious: in a stretch overrun by chains, it offers crisp ingredients and freshly prepared dishes. – Ted Cox, Chicago Reader
- What a great surprise & place to get a good banh mi sandwhich! – Paul B., Yelp, 12/13/10