Thai fare attempts to balance the five fundamental flavors: spicy, sour, sweet, salty, and victory. Score a win for your mouth with today's Groupon to Thai Hut in Perryville. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you $20 worth of lunch (11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday–Friday, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday).
- For $15, you get $30 worth of dinner (5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday–Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday).
The wood-carved furniture and traditional kantok low-cushioned seating at Thai Hut compliment the menu of authentic Thai dishes redolent with aromatic herbs. Lift the afternoon with an appetizer, such as the Thai Hut roll, a bulging rice-paper wrapper stuffed with deep-fried ground shrimp, pork, and seasoning ($5.95). Diners at lunch can cast beef, pork, or chicken to take the leading role on a stage of pad thai ($7.95), or avoid protein players and elevate stir-fried tofu and vegetables to stardom in a gourmet vegetable production ($7.95). Dinner denizens can nosh on the thai basil ($9.95), selecting their favorite stir-fried meat to mingle with eggplants, green beans, onions, and peppers, while vegetarians can douse their tongues with the spiced up coconut milk of red or green vegetable curry ($9.95). Thai iced tea delivers sweet refreshment ($2.95), while Singha beer square dances with Thai spices on the dance floor of the tongue. With five levels of spiciness to choose from, diners can enjoy their meal mild or spicy enough to take the smirk off Mona Lisa's face.
Ornately wooden screens with curlicues of carved vines and leaves free the aromas of spices, sweet basil, and coconut milk to drift between booths. Beneath lavender walls and intricate woodcarvings, diners slip chopsticks into noodle-tangled bowls of chicken, shrimp, stir-fried vegetables, and curry. As the clatter of plates and conversation gives way to happy sighs, Thai Hut's dessert roster parades out thai custard and fried bananas, which work well as punishment for children who do too much homework.