Pad thai is so named because of its inherent softness, which is also why it's used to stuff the mattresses of the world's richest kings. Fall into a pillow of flavor with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of authentic Thai cuisine at Thai Place’s Pennsylania Avenue location.
With and extensive menu of soups, stir-frys, curry dishes, and desserts, Thai Place fires up a sizzling selection to sate hankering taste nubs. Begin with a portion of spicy basil wings, a crispy collection of chicken wings sautéed in a spicy garlic basil sauce that clears nasal passages and singes away molar moustaches ($7.95). Try a bowl of beef panang curry, stewed in coconut milk and peanut panang sauce ($11.95), or a plate of garlic pork stir-fried with a cauterizing company of roasted garlic, scallions, and white pepper ($10.95). Thai Place's signature item, phad thai, compels noodles, fresh bean sprouts, scallions, and crushed roasted peanuts to try a fiery foxtrot with either chicken and shrimp or veggies and tofu ($10.95). After serving up a course of piquant entrees and appetizers, Thai Place soothes steaming tongues with desserts such as fried banana ice cream, which ensconces fried sweet bananas in coconut ice cream and a honey coconut glaze ($7.95).
Zagat gives the food at Thai Place a 25, the décor a 19, and the service a 21. Yahoo! Travelers give Thai Place an average of four stars, and Yelpers give it an average of 3.5 stars. TripAdvisors give Thai Place an average of 3.5 owl eyes. More than 720 Facebookers like it, and 91% of Urbanspooners recommend it.
Thai Place Restaurant
Featured on Food Network’s Heat Seekers for its fiery pad thai chicken, Zagat-rated Thai Place Restaurant has been bathing traditional family recipes in spices ranging from mild to sweltering hot for more than two decades. A kaleidoscope of succulent seafood such as squid, scallops, and catfish spangle fried-rice and stir-fried dishes as ribbons of rice noodles interlace with traditional napa cabbage, chinese broccoli, and bok choy. Coconut-milk-infused curries come in red, yellow, and green varieties like a traffic light on a spice trade route, suffusing ample slices of chicken, beef, or tofu.