Kulnapa Siripong learned to cook Thai cuisine at a young age alongside her mother in the kitchen. Now she shares those recipes at Bangkok Terrace, an eatery she opened in the Gallivan Center in 2012. Marinated duck served with her special honey sauce, fresh papaya salad, and Thai-style barbecue are a few of her specialties. She also simmers seven types of curry, infusing it with the piquancy of curry pastes imported from Thailand. After the main course, diners can sweeten palates with housemade coconut or coffee ice cream.
Most families' culinary experiences can't compare to those of the Wongs. Kwan Wong and her four sons traveled from Thailand to China before settling in Utah. Although it's been decades since the family moved, it is still fond of these diverse and complex Asian cuisines. As a result, the menu at J Wong's Asian Bistro is filled with classic Chinese and Thai dishes, such as peking duck, tom yum, and lamb massaman curry. Its elaborately decorated interior, which features intricate tables and textiles shipped from China, complements the pan-Asian cuisine, earning J Wong's Asian Bistro praise throughout the city.
From the Press:
"The edible gilding is striking, as was J. Wong's dining room. . . The high-backed booths, eye-catching bar and light fixtures create a space that is distinctly Asian in inspiration, but modern in philosophy." ? Salt Lake Tribune
"You would be hard-pressed to find better Asian food in Salt Lake City. J. Wong?s serves great traditional Asian dishes like walnut shrimp, kung pao chicken and egg drop soup, but their spring rolls are out of this world." ? KSL
"My experiences at J. Wong?s have been . . . virtually flawless. The restaurant itself is beautiful [and] this is some of the best Asian cuisine you?ll encounter." ? Salt Lake City Weekly
Executive chef and owner Jitrada Dreier creates signature Thai dishes using the same techniques she learned in her native Thailand while working in catering for government officials. Using fresh ingredients from local suppliers, she makes thai squid salad, Tom Kha coconut soup, and an array of stir-fry, noodle, and rice dishes.
For a quick curry, Salt Lake City's Thai Lotus is a great lunch or dinner spot.
Diet schmiet! Catch a break from low-fat fare at Thai Lotus, where low-fat options aren t an option.
Thai Lotus' fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal.
Grab the kids when you head to Thai Lotus — its family-oriented menu and ambience all perfect for the whole clan.
Have a large group? No problem. Head to Thai Lotus for easy seating.
Casual dining at its best, Thai Lotus customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt.
You can also grab your grub to go.
Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Thai Lotus offers catering.
Parking spaces are available curbside near the restaurant.
Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at Thai Lotus.
Expect to spend less than $15 per person at Thai Lotus.
Salt Lake City's Chanon Thai Cafe offers a traditional menu of Thai dishes in a relaxed setting.
Low-fat alternatives are not available, however, so make sure your waistband has some wiggle room.
A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and Chanon Thai Cafe has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal.
Bring your whole brood to Chanon Thai Cafe, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Chanon Thai Cafe's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the restaurant.
You won't get sticker shock from your bill at Chanon Thai Cafe — prices are usually less than $15.
You can stop by at almost any time, since Chanon Thai Cafe offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Visitors to the Utah Arts Festival stride across concrete promenades and grassy lawns sprawled out between fountains and modern buildings, which have glass walls that reflect the fest’s vibrant paintings and eclectic sculptures. Since its inception more than 35 years ago, the four-day festival has taken over a multiblock radius to accommodate hundreds of visual artists, musicians, performers, and culinary artists, each celebrating modern art and the local community. Throughout indoor and outdoor exhibitions, visitors explore varied works of visual art represented through special exhibitions and hands-on workshops with featured artists. A marketplace also gives artists a place to sell their paintings, wearable art, and sculptures to help disseminate their crafts and raise enough money for van Gogh’s ghost to move out of their basements.
Musicians score the festival throughout its days with worldwide genres on several outdoor stages, and storytellers and other literary artists tickle ears with eclectic tales and recitations of the UN staff directory. Across the grounds, festival staffers recycle the fete’s discarded plastic, aluminum, and cardboard as well as food scraps and vegetable oil, and promote eco-friendly practices with a protected bicycle lot and bike valet.