Thai food attempts to balance the five fundamental flavors: bitter, sour, sweet, salty, and victory. Score a win for your mouth with today's Groupon to Taste of Thai. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get $25 worth of Thai fare and drinks at the San Diego location.
- For $12, you get $25 worth of Thai fare and drinks at the Del Mar location.
Adorned with a Gold Medallion Award from the California Restaurant Association, Taste of Thai walks culinary tight ropes of authentic, bold flavors within its minimally designed dining rooms. A meal inside the bamboo-bathed San Diego dining room can begin with the shrimp Sa-Rong ($7.95), an unwearable plate of bulbous shrimp marinated and nestled in egg noodles, deep fried, and accessorized with palm sauce. Hunger-havers can salivate over a cornucopia of Thai rice and noodle dishes ($8.95–$12.95), each accented by a choice of vegetables, meat, or seafood. Andaman Pearl ($14.95), a house specialty, tosses shrimp, squid, and tofu in a garlic-and-oyster sauce with napa cabbage and a golf-ball-sized pearl in every hundredth serving. Sweeten meal endings with a bowl of milky coconut ice cream ($3.95) to cool flames from a fiery dinner rush.
In the Del Mar dining room, earthy tones of green and copper hug culinary cavorters, who start meals by earning wings of the boneless chicken variety, stuffed with ground pork, cellophane noodles, black mushroom, carrots, and onions ($8.95). Traditional Thai curries ($9.95–$13.95) simmer in curved bowls of coconut milk and bamboo shoots, prickling palates with sharpshooting finesse. More adventurous appetites will take a culinary voyage on the Love Boat, a steamed mix of mock scallop, mock duck, and Thai herbs ($12.95), which may result in spice-induced dreams involving white polyester swim trunks.