Thai cuisine attempts to balance the five fundamental flavors: hot, sour, sweet, salty, and victory. Score a win for your mouth with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $24 worth of tasty Thai fare at Thai House's Pineville-Matthews Road location.
This family-owned eatery swaddles senses with flavorful dishes, a warm atmosphere, authentic Thai music, and hand-crafted art pieces. Alight upon menu items such as the Knock-Out Rolls ($4.95), packing a pugilist punch of veggies, basil leaves, noodles, tofu, and plum sauce, or introduce yourself to Tom Yum, a dapper chap of sour and spicy soup chock full of garden residents and your choice of chicken ($3.95 for bowl, $13.95 for hot pot) or shrimp ($4.25 for bowl, $14.95 for hot pot). House specialty King and I ($14.95) greets royal visitors with regal shrimp flanked in garlic, bell peppers, carrots, onions, and tomatoes and is garnished with a court jester dressed entirely in broccoli. Noodles and curries also abound, along with dishes ideal for herbivores looking for vegetarian-friendly passport stamps on their tongues.
Two decades removed from the opening of their first restaurant, the native Thai owners of Thai House continue to season meats, curries, and seafood with tropical Asian spices and embellish their three locations with hand-whittled teakwood silhouettes. Half-roasted duck and grilled shrimp swim in rice and noodles before catching cool, creamy waves of thai iced tea. Curries cascade over mounds of jasmine or brown rice imported from Thailand, and flotillas of Japanese sushi and sashimi cast their anchors alongside the spicy array of Thai fare. Mesmerizing notes of Thai music pervade the dining room, scoring dinner conversations and sword duels between chopsticks.