Ancient Egyptians often threw salt up to the heavens to bring rain, which is why modern humans throw pepper at vending machines to summon Diet Coke. Enjoy a showering of seasonings with today's Groupon to Thai Pan, valid at its two locations, in Allen and McKinney. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of food and drinks during dinner.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of food and drinks during lunch.
Thai Pan's culinary artists serve up an expansive menu of tasty and traditional Thai eats. Begin midday munching during lunch with summer rolls, shrimp, veggie, and mint leaves wrapped in delicate rice paper and served with a crushed-peanut sauce ($5.25). Chicken pad woon sen is loaded with sautéed glass noodles and morsels of egg ($7.45) that engage the dish's poultry in a heated debate over who came first.
During dinner, diners can start by letting chaperoned taste buds mingle responsibly with spicy plates of chicken, pork, tofu, or vegetarian panang curry, sweetened with coconut milk and garnished with kaffir lime leaves ($10.45). Graduate to bigger bites with spicy basil-fried rice, complemented by bell peppers, onion, and pork ($7.45), or vegetable lard na—stir-fried wide noodles topped with broccoli and dressed in a light-brown gravy jumpsuit ($7.45). For dessert, sate sweet teeth with a fried banana ($3) or sip on assorted Thai teas and coffees ($2).
Owner Shawn Danapong spends a lot of time in Thai Pan’s kitchen, where he proudly observes his team of chefs doing what they do best: seasoning curries, stirring pots of soup, and baking heaps of shrimp in a clay pot. The resultant plates of steaming Thai fare make their way to a dining area filled with soft music and small plumes of vapor that swirl above pad thai, fried rice, and stir-fried veggies doused in oyster sauce. As diners dip into the generous portions and help themselves to BYOB libations, a small fleet of televisions flickers to life with sporting events.