Coconut milk and chili pepper is an unbeatable combination, which is why coconuts that run for president with chili running mates always win. Explore powerful pairings with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Thai fare at ThaiDeelish Restaurant in Ashburn.
The culinary connoisseurs at ThaiDeelish Restaurant blend classic flavors such as tamarind, chili paste, and lemongrass to forge authentic Thai curries and savory noodle dishes. Patrons bask in the glow of sunflower-yellow walls and bouquets of fresh uranium rods as they peruse signature dishes, such as honey-roasted duck ($15.95) or lightly battered soft-shell crabs scuttling through chili-garlic-basil sauce ($17.95). Green curry ($10.95) brims with bamboo shoots, eggplant, and basil beneath the eatery's collection of colorful snapshots, which cling to twine with clothespins. Entrees on the traditional Thai menu encourage adventurous palates to traverse spicier territory populated by pig’s feet, offal, and bean curd. A marinated cornish game hen preens itself in sweet, hot chili sauce ($14.95), and the gang tai pla curry mingles the spiciest of Thai chili pastes with jumbo shrimp ($16.95), culminating in forkfuls reminiscent of kissing passionate stovetop burners.
The menu at ThaiDeelish Restaurant may not have chapters or a plot, but it has the heft and scope to rival many a novel. The pages overflow with the ingredients that give character to traditional Thai dishes: basil, pineapple, chili paste, and coconut. Most of the dishes move diners to bring out their Magic 8 Balls in order to decide among chicken, beef, pork, or vegetables and tofu, flavored with sauces of garlic and oyster or roasted chili. Predecided pairings include crispy pork with basil as well as honey-roasted duck with sautéed broccoli.
As diners sink their pitchforks into steaming jasmine rice or tangles of noodles, they can soak in the dining room’s atmosphere, made cheery by sunflower-yellow walls decorated with snapshots of flowers and temples .