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Kalaya Thai Kitchen

Co-owners Nok Suntaranon and My-Le Vuong set out to create a restaurant that would give Philadelphians a taste of Thailand that we’d yet to experience. […]

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Home Away From Home: Kalaya Reviewed

On a weekday night, the dining room at Kalaya is cool and calm. Servers move smoothly between the tables. They stop and chat. Owners Chutatip […]

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Food & Wine Names Kalaya One of America’s Best New Restaurants

We’ve been singing Kalaya’s praises for a while, even before it was nominated for a James Beard award for Best New Restaurant. Now, Food & […]

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Kalaya, a BYO With a Straight-From-Thailand Menu, Will Open in the Italian Market

Kalaya, a restaurant serving a menu of straight-from-Thailand dishes, is set to open later this month in the Italian Market. The space at 764 South […]

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Kalaya’s Chutatip “Nok” Suntaranon on Thai Food, Personal Style, and Her Favorite Restaurant in Philly

Behind the Line is Foobooz’s interview series with the people who make up Philly’s dynamic bar and restaurant scene. For the complete archives, go here. […]

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Here Are Philly’s James Beard Award Semi-Finalists, Class of 2020

The James Beard Foundation just released their list of nominees for the restaurant awards, and Philly has plenty to celebrate. Kalaya, the excellent Thai BYO […]

Nok Suntaranon

She’s the chef Philly needed before we even knew we needed someone like her. In the Before Times, she opened Kalaya, a heartfelt Thai BYOB […]

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The Takeout Soups and Stews That Will Get Us Through Winter

Philly knows a thing or two about ramen and pho, but the pantheon of steamy, warming soups and stews goes way beyond these two winter […]

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And Philly’s 2020 James Beard Award Finalists Are …

At the end of February when we announced the Philly-area semi-finalist nominees for the James Beard’s Foundation Awards, things were looking pretty different. Finalists were […]

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Hot Soup and Spicy Things Are Exactly What You Should Be Eating When It’s This Hot Out

It’s been a long, hot, sticky summer — and while we at Foobooz have spent our fair share of the season chilling out with lots […]