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Kalaya Owner “Nok” Defends Her $95 Tom Yum Soup

On April 10, 2019, the Thai scene in the entire Philadelphia region was upended when a woman known as Nok opened Kalaya, a tiny restaurant […]

Philadelphia James Beard award winners Chutatip “Nok” Suntaranon (with unnamed guest) of Kalaya, Hanna and Chad Williams of Friday Saturday Sunday, and Ellen Yin of Fork
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Philadelphia Crushes the James Beard Awards

Check phillymag.com each morning for the latest edition of Philly Today. And if you have a news tip for our hardworking Philly Mag reporters (or […]


The Enduring Power of Kalaya

Just about everyone who loved the original Kalaya was concerned that when Nok Suntaranon opened her new version in Fishtown, it would lose some of […]


With Kalaya Fishtown, Iconic Restaurateur Nok Suntaranon’s Past Steers Her Future

One night in Yan Ta Khao, Chutatip “Nok” Suntaranon’s hometown in Southern Thailand, her mom fell and broke her arm. Nok was upstairs, sleeping. She […]


Tabachoy Filipino Food Truck Is Going Brick and Mortar in East Passyunk

Howdy, buckaroos! Welcome back to another thrilling round-up of everything that’s happening in Philly’s restaurant scene. We’ve got some huge news out of Fishtown last […]