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: for $7, you get $15 worth of Thai cuisine at Thai Pepper II in Aurora.
Thai Pepper II's menu arranges visually alluring presentations of superb dishes with exquisitely executed flavors. Fill up an empty food-tank with gluten-free pad thai ($8.50) or the vegetable-embellished basil fried rice ($8.95), which employs a cadre of spices to separate the men from the boys, the women from the girls, and the girls from the boys if they get too rowdy at coed canoe camp. A panoply of rich, colorful curries also awaits, including the green curry ($8.95), which finds a scoop of rice laden with sauce, bamboo shoots, zucchini, green beans, and bell peppers. Seafaring diners ogle entrees such as the catfish fillet or whole, deep-fried tilapia ($13.50), and afterward, the fried banana boat ($6.50) cures sweet teeth with its natural fruit flavor and coconut ice cream.
Thai Pepper II
The Thai family that runs Thai Pepper II use fresh vegetables and sauces to prepare flavorful curries and soups. Six curries, including massaman, panang, and pineapple, pair with a choice of one of seven proteins, such as tofu or pork. Gluten-free pad thai leads the pack of noodle dishes, which combine wide rice noodles with vegetables and seasonings.