Stomachs only growl when they’re hungry or preparing to bite the hand that keeps tickling them. Tame the beast within with today’s Groupon to Tian Chu Restaurant. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get a meal for two (up to a $42.85 total value) that includes:
- One appetizer (up to a $5.95 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $15.95 value each)
- Two drinks (up to a $2.50 value each)<p>
- For $10, you get $20 worth of anything on the menu.
First established by the Cui family as a small restaurant in China, Tian Chu Restaurant moved to Budapest before chef Cui began lavishing American taste buds with Korean, Cantonese, and Sichuan fare. Tandem eaters can synchronize fork velocities over a shared appetizer, such as steamed pork buns or savory kimchi pancakes, before digging into entrees such as barbecued beef short ribs, which sashay into mouths under their Korean nom de plume, gal bi. Tucked inside the balmy confines of a stone hot pot for winter hibernation, the bibimbap’s mixed vegetables, beef, and egg nestle atop a fluffy bed of rice, and the salt-and-pepper shrimp grants the shaker staples a starring role after years of playing second fiddle to main dishes. For a dulcet break from table-wide creative-chewing contests, diners can sip a medium taiwanese bubble milk tea, siphoning up sweet, pearlescent tapioca orbs.
Tian Chu's eclectic menu of pan-Asian cuisine represents its founders’ rich past. The Korean Cui family originally opened the restaurant in the Jilin province of China in 1983 before relocating to Budapest, Hungary, and rapidly expanding to five locations. Their beloved recipes followed them to Ann Arbor, where they opened a restaurant in 2010.
The family embraces their roots by filling the menu with a spread of familiar Korean, Sichuan, and Cantonese dishes. Marinated short ribs, lo mein, and bibimbap served in traditional hot stone pots all help to lend a storied, multiregional appeal to the expansive selection while giving bodies the nourishment they need for unpremeditated participation in Ironman triathlons.
613 E William St.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108