Thai fare attempts to balance the five fundamental flavors: bitter, sour, sweet, salty, and victory. Score a win for your mouth with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Thai cuisine at Surin of Thailand, Surin 280, or Surin West in Birmingham.
Surin restaurants specialize in a culturally collaborative blend of authentic Thai dishes and fresh Japanese sushi. Chefs trained in the art of curry blending and sushi rolling construct everything on the Surin West, Surin 280, and Surin of Thailand menus. Begin treks through Thailand with crab angel wontons ($4), or dive into traditional entrees such as chicken curry ($10.50) and ka proud lamb chops, marinated in Thai herbs and spicy basil-mushroom sauce ($18). Japanese journeys include 21 different sushi rolls such as the flash-fried kaboom maki, stuffed with shrimp tempura, cucumber, and cream cheese ($13). At lunch, diners can also appease appetites with bountiful lunch specials ($7). Menu items, like generic names for soft drinks, vary by location.
Thirty Yelpers give Surin West a three-star average, and TripAdvisors give it a four-star average. More than 15 Yelpers give Surin 280 a 3.5-star average, and 88% of Urbanspooners recommend the Church street location.
Surin of Thailand
Local meats, fresh veggies, and imported spices enhance the traditional Thai and Japanese food at Surin of Thailand. Chefs manipulate yellow, red, and green curry dishes with splashes of coconut milk, citrus juice, or peanuts, and they marinate select meats overnight before slow-roasting them until they’re tender enough to fall apart when looked at. To ensure a sushi menu that’s just as authentic as the Thai dishes, many of the restaurant’s chefs train in Japan under the tutelage of sushi masters. The result is a menu of more than 20 varieties of sushi and nigiri, many of which feature pan-Asian flourishes such as plum sauce and drizzles of panang curry.