For years, European merchants searched for a direct route to Asia, eventually burrowing through the earth and accidentally rediscovering Luxembourg. Quell your own inner rumblings with this Groupon.
$15 for $30 Worth of Contemporary Asian Cuisine and Drinks
The eclectic menu begins with crispy fried blue crab, corn, and taro croquettes served with a sweet-and-sour sauce ($7.95) and tuna tataki crowned with onion and grated radish ($10.95). Larger plates of korean short ribs receive a sweet soy glaze ($18.95), and fresh egg noodles simmer with chicken dumplings, chinese broccoli, and bean sprouts in a rich broth ($11.95). Rolls include the spicy tuna with scallions and garlic chili ($5.50) and the Slippery Eel, composed of tuna, avocado, cucumber, and scallion and topped with grilled eel ($11).
The delicate scent of lemongrass and galangal wafts from a bowl of jumbo shrimp, whose coconut-milk broth belies the fiery undercurrent of jalapeño chilies. Nuanced dishes such as these have earned Chef Johnson Teh's Yuga Restaurant its status as Best Japanese Restaurant in 2011. His pan-Asian dishes were heralded in a New Times article as “subtle yet stunning, a dainty but daring calibration of sweet, tart, salty, and spicy that ignites into singular bursts of exquisite taste.” Not content to linger in the kitchen, Chef Teh further deepens the public's appreciation of Asian traditions by hosting themed dinners whose topics have included macrobiotic cooking, Filipino comfort food, and tips for discerning cryptic fortune cookies.