If your non-existent or expired passport and lack of vacation days prevent you from taking an international culinary journey, let today's deal transport your taste buds and help you save for your impending world tour. With today's Groupon, $15 gets you $35 worth of Asian cuisine and drinks at Uptown Cathay. With Thai, Chinese, Japanese, and sushi, Uptown Cathay acts as your Sherpa for a culinary tour of Eastern Asia. Take your wanderlusting mail carrier and hungry insurance agent on a palate-pleasing trip with today’s deal.
Cathay has the perfect menu for people whose tastes extend beyond national boundaries to embrace entire continents. For Thai, try the spicy chicken phad prik pao (sautéed with Thai chili paste, onion, scallion, and carrots; $8.95) or the vegetarian green curry jae (vegetables, bean curd, bamboo shoots, and Thai eggplant sautéed with green curry and basil leaves; $9.95). For Chinese fare, try the succulent Peking duck ($12.45 half, $21.95 whole), which comes with four pancakes and no maple syrup. If you lack confidence in your chopstick-handling abilities, practice on one of Uptown Cathay's makis, such as the eel and avocado roll ($4) or the crunchy shrimp roll ($6.95). If you're looking to keep your meal as light at a globetrotting eccentric's hot-air balloon, Uptown Cathay has a selection of delicious dishes with little or no oil, such as a mouthwatering fish fillet with vegetables ($9.95) and bean curd soup ($3).
Let Uptown Cathay settle group disputes about where to eat with an array of options stunning enough to satisfy everyone in your hungry party, just like a bison skillfully sniped in Oregon Trail. Take advantage of Uptown's 30-plus brands of beer ($3.75–$4.25), a flirty glass of wine ($5), or make your meal a piece of artful fusion with a piña colada ($5.95). Keep an eye out for the unpretentious awning simply stating restaurant and satisfy your worldly appetite with this deal.
- Uptown Cathay is quirky...I always feel good supporting this establishment...the maki rolls from their sushi bar are fresh and tasty. The food is good. The prices are good. Eat-in is comfortable in a very casual way...the larb gai appetizer was spot on flavorful. – Neighbor, MenuPages
- It's not like other places where the sushi sits out for hours on a tray. Everything is fresh and delicious when it is served to you. If you like sushi you owe it to yourself to go here. – Daniel, MenuPages
- In NW DC , there is not a better chinese restaurant to dine in or carry out. The service is excellent and quick. Drinks are poured strong here, so watch out. – Anonymous, MenuPages
Around The World in a Relatively Decent Chunk of Time
If your virtual taste-bud world tour doesn’t staunch your wanderlust, you can always travel Phileas Fogg–style: by Victorian-era hot air balloon. Here are some tips for recreating Jules Verne’s fantastical scenario:
- You can never bring too many dashing chapeaus.
- Twinkies never go stale, but they will send passing geese into a frenzied breeding rage.
- Don’t drop Faberge eggs over Belgium; they have no sense of humor.
- If you don’t see dry land for 30 minutes, you’re already dead.
- Remember, no one can see you cry up there, and your father’s criticisms will never float as high as your dreams.
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