To achieve the perfect balance of flavors in their dishes, Thai chefs spend years studying spices while navigating a high wire in snow shoes. Taste the results of perfectly balanced bites with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $24 worth of Thai cuisine at Thai House. Choose between the following locations: Charlotte or Gastonia.
For 20 years, the family behind Thai House has enchanted diners with authentic Southeast Asian flavors, handcrafted teak-wood sculptures, and traditional Thai music. The menus at the Charlotte and Gastonia locations lead off with beef- or chicken-satay appetizers marinated in spiced coconut cream, grilled on wooden skewers, and served with fresh cucumber salad and a homemade peanut sauce ($6.95). During dinner, the chu chee combines a choice of deep-fried whole fish, shrimp, mahi, or tilapia with chu chee sauce, coconut cream, long beans, broccoli, peppers, and basil leaves ($14.95–$16.95; market price for whole fish) that swan dive into waiting mouths or mislaid napkins. A crispy duck panang ($14.95) waddles through the dining room with a coterie of broccoli, snow peas, grounded peanuts, and kaffir lime leaves trailing behind. Red, green, and yellow curries swaddle tongues with a choice of vegetables ($12.95) or protein ($13.95–$14.95), and most entrees link arms with one bowl of either steamed jasmine rice or brown rice.
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.