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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 […]


Where to Eat Laotian and Thai Food in Philly Right Now

Despite a relatively small Thai and Laotian community here in Philly, this city has been blessed with excellent restaurants serving all the vivid curries and […]

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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 […]


Sweet, Sour, Bitter and Bright: Chatayee Thai Reviewed

“Everyone’s trying to be modern today, and that’s great, but I’m going in the other direction — 100 years back.” That was chef Chatayee Venus […]


A Giant Thai Restaurant Is Opening in the Gayborhood

The space at 1227 Walnut Street has been home to many restaurants over the years. For over three decades, Portofino held down the fort, then […]

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Vientiane Bistro Is Now Open in Kensington

Lao cuisine has come to Kensington. Vientiane Bistro, the first offshoot of long-running West Philly favorite Vientiane Cafe, is now open at 2537 Kensington Avenue. […]


Maliwan Is Now Open With Lao-Thai Cuisine in Pennsport

We were bummed to learn that Cambodian restaurant Khmer Kitchen had closed back in March. But a new concept has already taken over the property at 6th […]


Look What’s Back: Thai Singha House

Thai Singha House was a University City staple before closing to make way for the Hub 2 at 40th and Chestnut. That was back in […]


Where We’re Eating: My Thai

revisit A year ago, a typical night at My Thai might include a single occupied table — usually a Penn professor and friend — plus […]


Nan Yang Opening in Chinatown

The former Lucky Fortune at 932 Race Street is becoming Nan Yang and will open this Saturday. Last night, the above sign was being installed. […]


Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, and Malaysian Restaurants and Food in Philadelphia

In Philly, Southeast Asian flavors are the gift that keeps on giving. In Point Breeze, South Philly and Chinatown, along Washington Avenue and even out […]

Honeymoon Destination: Koh Sumui, Thailand

Where We’re Eating: AmeriThai

NEW If you’re going to open a Thai spot within walking distance of Circles — still the best Thai within city limits — you’d better […]


Tuk Tuk Real Opening with Free Food

Tuk Tuk Real, the Thai taqueria from Circles Thai owner chef Alex Boonphaya and his sous chef Silvestre Rincon is softly opening tomorrow evening, September 10th. Located at 429 South […]


We’d Prefer Thai-Thai, But Any New Thai for South Philly Is Good News

The Passyunk Post has the scoop on Ameri Thai coming to 13th and Snyder. The Thai spot appears to have twenty seats and according to […]


New Circles Thai Fortune Cookies Are Awesome and/or Racist (?)

Before he left for his most recent trip to Thailand, Circles Thai chef/owner Alex Boonphaya had a batch of custom fortunes printed up, with a […]