There are two things that South Africans are particularly good at pulling off: a fake American accent and cooking Thai food. One place particularly good at cooking Thai food to perfection is Yum Thai. Whether they do a good American accent or not is a mystery but you can find out when you make use of today’s Groupon: Pay R25 for your choice of either Angry, Massaman or Green Thai chicken curry served with a generous portion of basmati rice.
To the uneducated palate, Chinese and Thai food are all the same, what the heck, why not just throw a bit of Vietnamese and Cambodian food in there too. However, this isn’t true as they each have their own individual flavours, with Thai being the most fragrant and offering a bite with every mouthful. This is especially true at Yum Thai where great care is taken to ensure that every curry and grain of Basmati rice is infused with authentic Thai flare.
Feel as though you’re sitting in the middle of Bangkok enjoying delicious curries that are filled with flavoursome ingredients such as red curry paste, lime leaf, cashew nuts, coconut milk and basil. Each individual curry is delicious in its own way and has a unique effect on the body. The hotter the curry the more your nasal passages open and your face breaks out in sweat. The milder the curry, the more you’ll be able to feel your tongue and the less milk you’ll gulp down. Please note that milk is not included in this Groupon, unfortunately.
From the decorations on the walls, to the chef’s accent (which isn’t American) everything about Yum Thai is authentic. After walking out you can tell everyone you know that you’ve been to Thailand. Just like milk, a stamp in your passport is not included in this deal either.
Chopstick fact: In 1906 a Thai man went out to catch some prawns for dinner and was swept off by a current and forced into a cave. The man, who had already caught all his prawns for the day, got so hungry that he made a pair of chop sticks out of his belt buckle. This took him 2 days and just as he was about to eat the prawns with his chopsticks, he was saved.