Before eating became a necessity, an order of spring rolls was typically followed by a mass of school children tumbling down a hill amidst newly sprouted flowers and sneeze-inducing pollen. Celebrate the advent of food with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of authentic Thai cuisine and drinks at Thai D'or Restaurant, located in Abbotsford on Clearbrook Road.
Thai D'or Restaurant's menus foretell an enticing journey through tunnels of traditional Thai spice and flavour. Begin belly filling with the house-special spring rolls ($6.50), a montage of fresh minced vegetables nestled, like a healthy stork delivery, within the protective grasp of vermicelli noodles, or sip your way into satisfaction with the traditional tom ka soup with prawns ($9.50), a coconut broth fostering mushrooms and exotic spices as meaty crustaceans swim their way into open mouths. The pad prig king ($12.50) sautés slices of meat with green beans and dresses them in a stylish red-curry paste, and the pad pak phong kari ($11.50) dunks stir-fried mixed vegetables and egg into a delicious pool of thick yellow-curry sauce and coconut milk.
Subdued lighting, sleek wall art, and understated furnishings inside Thai D'or create a modern, inviting atmosphere akin to a robot hug. The helpful staff can recommend a wine pairing for enhancing a meal or blind date. Reservations are recommended.
This Groupon is not valid for Thai D'or's menu of lunch specials. The regular menu is available at all times.
Before diners place their orders at Thai D'or waiters will often inquire, "Can you handle spicy food?" True to Thai culinary techniques, many of its dishes brim with fiery spices and chili-infused sauces, but chefs are eager to adjust spice content to suit each individual palate. Named for the French word for gold, the Thai restaurant lives up to its title with its fresh, authentically prepared curries, noodles, and specialties and its commitment to cultural traditions of hospitality. Servers bear blended cocktails and simmering meat, seafood, and vegetarian dishes into the dining room, where guests recline on cushy leather chairs beneath the glow of red lanterns. Eastern decor adorns the wall, and water trickles down from stone mosaics. The restaurant opens its function room to private parties, designing customized menus for family gatherings, business meetings, and kindergarten graduations.