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 today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Asian fare at Tin Drum AsiaCafé.
Tin Drum's expert chefs serve up a menu of healthful Asian street fare packed with Thai, Japanese, Chinese, and Vietnamese flavors. Diners can warm up taste buds with hot-and-sour soup ($3.00), and then move on to solid offerings such as street-style teriyaki-chicken tacos ($2.75) as spicy as the workplace romances at a pepper-making factory. Diners can devour the eatery's self-titled Tin Drum dish, a creamy helping of chili-garlic-coconut curry sprinkled with toasted peanuts and blanketed over a bed of crispy tempura chicken ($7.75). Chefs craft fried rice with pineapple ($7.75) and fire up a wok to stir-fry classic pad thai ($7.75). Customers enter or playfully tickle their orders into the interface of a self-serve kiosk, which grants the power to plan meals by caloric content and dietary preferences such as gluten-free or vegetarian.
Inside the restaurant's casual dining room, patrons munch amid colors, posters, and décor designed to produce the ambiance of a modern Asian streetscape. The eatery credits its name to the ancient figure of the tin drummer, who would call the village to the marketplace each morning using percussion, recount the day's news, or act out a football game if asked to change channels.