Soup is like the grandmother of meals: warm, comforting, and enjoyable with or without teeth. Dodge pinched cheeks with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Thai cuisine and drinks at Thai Place's Pennsylvania Avenue location.
The chefs at Zagat-rated Thai Place restaurant use fresh ingredients to concoct authentic lunch and dinner soups and entrees at spice levels ranging from mild to Thai hot. Diners can pick up sticks with grilled chicken satay skewers served alongside peanut sauce and a cucumber relish ($8.95 for four). For curry connoisseurs, a plate of gaeng kiew whan spices up palates with beef stewed in coconut milk and green-curry paste, lounging alongside Thai eggplant, basil, and bell peppers ($16.95 for dinner). Lunar blooms and a ginger-garlic sauce garnish the Moon Flower roasted duck for a super-atmospheric stir-fry with shiitake mushrooms, Chinese broccoli, and scallions ($10.95 for lunch; $18.95 for dinner). Imbibers can escort comestibles to gastrointestinal glory with a bottle of sake or an array of draught beers as they admire the Thai-inspired artwork and statues or dodge downpours of chili-induced tears in a walkway lined with traditional, colorful paper umbrellas.
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.
4130 Pennsylvania Ave.
Kansas City, Missouri 64111