Fusion cuisine, like an airplane, a town straddling a border, or software that converges two faces into one, can unite people from different nations. Experience the unity of Thai and American with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Thai cuisine at Thai Fusion Restaurant & Lounge.
Thai Fusion Restaurant & Lounge's cuisine engineers examine the culinary blueprints found on four separate menus that evince the ingredients of authentic Thai cuisine twisted with a dash of American flair. From the Bangkok Street Food section of the lunch and dinner menus, try the Northern Thai specialty kao niao muh yang som tom, consisting of thin-cut pork skewers with papaya salad and sticky rice ($12.95), or drift American on the fusion spectrum with the Thai Fusion Bangkok burger ($9.95), a beef patty slathered with secret spicy peanut sauce, creating a concoction just as Thai-American as a game of sepak takraw played with a baseball. Thai Fusion Restaurant & Lounge's staff also distributes a gluten-free menu—whence diners can order delectables such as pineapple fried rice ($10.95)—and a liquid roster that beers ($4) call home.
After perambulating into the eatery, guests can plop down on cushioned, high-backed chairs and admire the hanging yellow lights, bamboo decorations, and orange, blue, green, and brown tones that complement framed photographs. Thai Fusion Restaurant & Lounge also hosts live jazz every Saturday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., a quicker way to make sure your ears still work than standing in a forest and waiting for a tree to fall.
At Thai Fusion, the chefs cook up a veritable tour of Thailand. Recipes start in the north with a Northern Thai grilled chicken curry and span all the way to Bangkok with street foods such as boneless roasted duck with jasmine rice and plum sauce. Thai staples such as pad thai and spicy curry are served, too, though diners who want to spice things up both literally and figuratively can order the pumpkin or pineapple curry or the crab-cake sliders that are slathered in homemade chipotle sauce and topped with jalapeno coleslaw. In a bar and lounge area marked by a large painting of a blue elephant, bartenders mix martinis flavored with lychee, mango, and ginger.
North Queen Anne
15 Nickerson Street
Seattle, Washington 98109