Le Thai: Lunch in Fremont East District of Las Vegas, Nevada

Panang Curry with Steamed Rice, Le Thai, Las Vegas, Nevada

Le Thai is a casual and authentic Thai restaurant in the Fremont Entertainment District of Las Vegas, just east of Fremont Street. Its opening in 2011 marked a turning point for the district, which was previously unknown for its dining options. Le Thai quickly became a cornerstone in the downtown Las Vegas culinary scene. When Chef Dan Coughlin opened Le Thai, it was small with a limited menu. Over time, Chef Dan expanded the menu, focusing on Thai cuisine while …

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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: Northern Thai Cuisine in Las Vegas

The beautiful Crispy Duck Panang

If you are looking for the best Thai restaurant in Las Vegas, you go to Lotus of Siam, which specializes in authentic Northern Thai cuisine. Everybody who loves Thai food knows of Lotus of Siam, including locals, tourists, magazine writers, food bloggers, and celebrity chefs such as Anthony Bourdain. Since its opening in 1999, the restaurant has become well known for its Northern Thai cuisine inspired by Chef Saipin Chutima. In 2011, Chef Chutima won a James Beard Award for …

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