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 $10, you get $20 worth of authentic Thai cuisine and drinks at Thai Sawadee in Chesterfield.
The chefs at Thai Sawadee forge authentic Thai dishes from chicken, shrimp, vegetables, and flavorful spices. After perusing the menu, patrons can sink their tines into stir-fried pineapple rice with chicken and curry seasoning ($17), which nestles inside a pineapple shell like a sleepy farmer. Chicken, sweet onions, and potato chunks entertain diners with an impromptu game of Marco Polo in a pool of yellow curry ($13), and the Sawadee noodle dish entangles ground chicken, squid, shrimp, and black mushrooms in a thicket of flat rice noodles ($15). The restaurant's wide range of meat-free options includes the veggie thai tofu ($13) and crispy spring rolls ($5). Authentic dishes and wood-paneled walls, which are accented by chocolate-hued curtains and Thai art, allow patrons to experience another country without joining a hot air balloon's entourage.
171 Hilltown Village Center
Chesterfield, Missouri 63017