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 $5, you get $10 worth of Thai cuisine and drinks at Thai Garden in Broken Arrow.
The Xiong family conditions all year to carry authentic cuisine from their native country to the tables at Thai Garden, serving up a massive menu of authentic Thai, Chinese, and Vietnamese dishes. Introduce Thai-shy tongues to attractive entrees with rice noodle salad rolls, which cocoon shrimp, bean sprouts, children's wishes, and basil leaves, served alongside sweet peanut dipping sauce ($3.95). Thai fried rice is a classic option, swimming with shrimp and topped with onions and a kow pad sauce ($7.95). Add spice to barren mouth racks with the curry chicken with onions and garlic ($7.95), followed by a frosty gulp of green coconut bubble tea ($2.95) or a nibble on a vacationing snowman's nose.
Though Lasamee Xiong and her husband Thoa have owned restaurants in Minnesota, Michigan, and Oklahoma, their native land will always be Thailand, according to Tulsa World. With their son Saya at the kitchen's helm, they continue to serve up their homeland's cuisine in the quaint 30-person dining room at Thai Garden. Although Thai fare is the primary focus, the 30-item menu also includes Vietnamese and Chinese selections—many accentuated by spices and herbs directly from Thailand.
To the soft rhythms of Southeast Asian music, green and maroon laminate tables populate with steaming soups, traditional pad thai, and chicken and beef in sweet curry and sichuan sauces. Though fork and knife are the primary utensils at Thai Garden, chopsticks are also available upon request.