For years, European navigators searched for a direct route to Asia's tasty cuisine, eventually burrowing through the earth and accidentally rediscovering Luxembourg. Blaze a path toward savory satisfaction with this Groupon.
$35 for $70 worth of French-Influenced Asian Cuisine and Drinks
At dinner, Thai-style curry with chicken, pork, mock duck, vegetables, or tofu is $17, and a Mongolian steak is $22. For lunch, chicken pad thai is $10.95, and a Kobe-style burger with bacon and sweet-potato fries is $14.95. See the full dinner and lunch menus.
Thom Pham’s Wondrous Azian Kitchen
A large neon arrow points the way into Thom Pham’s Wondrous Azian Kitchen, where, as chef and owner Thom Pham puts it, “classic French techniques bring together Azian spice and Minnesota nice.” Inspired by French settlers’ impact on Southeast Asian cuisine, the eatery’s menu of traditional Japanese and Chinese recipes hobnobs with European preparations such as tartar and carpaccio. Dishes sizzled atop woks and Korean barbecue touch down amid colorful dragon murals and gilded floral artwork in the many dining rooms, and a fully stocked bar supplies signature cocktails and wine. Sippers can also slip into cherry-red booths in the adjoining Caterpillar Lounge, lit by flower-like hanging lights. On weekends, an all-you-can-enjoy dim sum brunch loads tables with a multiplicity of small plates, ideal fodder for a shared meal or family juggling act.