Nong’s Khao Man Gai: Chicken Rice in Portland, Oregon

The specialty of the house, Khao Man Gai, Portland, Oregon

In 2003, Nong Poonsukwattana moved across the world from Bangkok, Thailand to Portland, Oregon. When she arrived, Nong only had two suitcases and $70 to her name. To make ends meet, Nong took a job at a local Thai restaurant. After years of hard work and saving money, Nong opened her first food cart in 2009 in downtown Portland. The name of her cart was Nong’s Khao Man Gai. As with many restaurants and food stalls in Asia, the food …

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Lotus of Siam: Best Thai restaurant in Las Vegas

The beautiful Crispy Duck Panang

If you are looking for the best Thai restaurant in Las Vegas, you go to one place, Lotus of Siam. Even Gourmet magazine called it “the best Thai restaurant in the United States.” Everybody who loves Thai food knows of Lotus of Siam. This includes locals, tourists, magazine writers, food bloggers, and celebrity chefs such as Anthony Bourdain. Since opening in 1999, the restaurant has become well known for their Northern Thai cuisine inspired by Chef Saipin Chutima. In 2011, …

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