Pad thai is so named because of its inherent softness, which is also why it's used to stuff the mattresses of the world's richest kings. Fall into a pillow of flavour with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Thai dinner at Spicy Thai Restaurant in St. Catharines.
Spicy Thai crafts authentic, freshly prepared Thai dishes and conscientiously accommodates diners of differing dietary preferences, allergies, and spice-tolerance levels. Patrons can prime their digestive tracts with selections from Spicy Thai's list of starters, which includes vegetable spring rolls, an order of four crispy pastries filled with cabbage, carrots, onions, and hand-blown glass noodles ($4.50), and thai dumplings, six pastry shells stuffed with chicken, crab meat, and water chestnuts garnished with a sweet chili sauce ($6.25). Generously proportioned main courses include noodle dishes such as pad thai with chicken or shrimp ($9.99), and such entrees as deep-fried lemon chicken drizzled with a creamy sauce ($10.99), Spicy Thai's signature fried rice ($9.99), and basil chicken and chilies, a classic tongue scorcher festooned with bird chilies and hot sauce ($10.99).
Though dishes have suggested spice levels, the kitchen can adjust heat quotients along a spectrum ranging from neutral to earth's molten core. Spicy Thai can also transmogrify most meat-based dishes into vegetarian or vegan ones and offers a gluten-free menu. Diners can partake of these savouries while sipping wines culled from local vintners or taking advantage of limited seating in a traditional-style, shoes-off, pants-on tearoom.