Chef Nong's culinary journey began in Bangkok at age 12, when she would procure supplies from the corner market and cook for her family. She spent her adolescence perfecting her mother and grandmother's recipes, and then gained extra practice when she started a family of her own.
At age 35, Nong decided it was time to share her culinary flair with members of other families. She progressed through restaurant jobs in Thailand and Malaysia before landing a gig in Minneapolis, where she earned her sriracha-soaked stripes by cooking at a number of area restaurants before opening her own eatery, Nong's Thai Cuisine.
In her own kitchen, Nong relies on her stockpile of inherited recipes to create a menu of authentic, homestyle Thai fare, which earned the eatery the distinction of Best Thai Restaurant 2010 from City Pages. Featured in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, the "perfectly timed noodles" of the pad thai carry al dente firmness, and the "high quality" curries stimulate taste buds in a more refined manner than chili pepper stimulates the eye. Flavors of tamarind and papaya infuse salads and stir-fries, and crisp veggies top noodle dishes, all calibrated to customer-chosen levels of heat.
Minneapolis' Kindee Thai Restaurant offers a traditional menu of Thai dishes in a relaxed setting.
You can enjoy vegan and gluten-free fare at Kindee Thai Restaurant.
Beer, wine, and more are also available from this restaurant's extensive drink list.
Parents, bring your kids along to this restaurant, where you'll find a family-friendly menu and ambience.
Your group can sit comfortably at Kindee Thai Restaurant, a local restaurant.
At Kindee Thai Restaurant, there's no need to confine your meal to a traditional dining room — outdoor seating is available when the weather is warm.
The dress code at Kindee Thai Restaurant is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you.
This restaurant will bring your food right to your doorstep if you prefer to make it a night in, or swing by the restaurant yourself to carry out your meal.
The restaurant has catering services as well.
Bring your car to dinner and easily find a space in the area — street parking is available, as is a nearby lot.
Kindee Thai Restaurant provides ample space for bikers to store their bikes.
Dining at Kindee Thai Restaurant will set you back about $30 per person on average.
No cash? Use any major credit card and work on reeling in those rewards.
Kindee Thai Restaurant's Thai food is so quick and flavorful that you'll come back again and again.
When you're tired of the same old lunch options, head on over to Kindee Thai Restaurant for a yummy Thai dish.
Minneapolis' Sawatdee Thai Restaurant Minneapolis offers a traditional menu of Thai dishes in a relaxed setting.
Round out your meal with a little tipple — this restaurant has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more.
Got kids? No problem at Sawatdee Thai Restaurant Minneapolis! This restaurant is a fantastic spot for families to dine together.
Impress your friends and invite them to a party to remember at Sawatdee Thai Restaurant Minneapolis.
Sawatdee Thai Restaurant Minneapolis offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties.
Your car or ours? You'll get the food either way via pickup or delivery.
Sawatdee Thai Restaurant Minneapolis can also cater your next party; call today for details.
Sawatdee Thai Restaurant Minneapolis' guests can take advantage of the easy street and lot parking options.
Sawatdee Thai Restaurant Minneapolis offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists.
Taste the greatness Sawatdee Thai Restaurant Minneapolis is serving up with meals around $30.
The Thai food at Sawatdee Thai Restaurant Minneapolis makes eating out easy while keeping your meal delicious.
If you're looking for an authentic Thai restaurant in the area, make your way over to Sawatdee Thai Restaurant Minneapolis and enjoy some good eats.
For a quick curry, Minneapolis' Amazing Thailand is a great lunch or dinner spot.
Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new.
The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at this restaurant won't cost you a sitter.
Enjoy the luxury of eating a delicious meal outside at Amazing Thailand.
Don't go off the grid! With the free wifi at Amazing Thailand, you can surf the web and get some work done.
Groups of all sizes can easily be seated at Amazing Thailand.
No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Amazing Thailand is ultra casual.
This restaurant offers convenient carryout and delivery, so diners aren't limited to the restaurant space.
It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from Amazing Thailand.
Parking is made simple at Amazing Thailand, a local restaurant with nearby street and lot parking options.
Bike parking is quick and easy at Amazing Thailand.
It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Amazing Thailand.
The Thai food at Amazing Thailand makes eating out easy while keeping your meal delicious.
The tastes and flavors of Thailand are waiting for you at Amazing Thailand, so head on over today and check out the great menu.
Everything from the apps to the entrees is infused with five-star Thai goodness at Sen Yai Sen Lek.
Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at this restaurant.
Stay connected at no cost thanks to Sen Yai Sen Lek's wifi.
Have a large group? No problem. Head to Sen Yai Sen Lek for easy seating.
Sen Yai Sen Lek is a casual spot to dine, so don't worry about being underdressed.
You can also grab your grub to go.
For the tastes of Sen Yai Sen Lek from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.
Drive to Sen Yai Sen Lek and find parking in the area.
Store your bike at one of the many racks outside of Sen Yai Sen Lek.
At Sen Yai Sen Lek, you can ease your appetite and please your pocketbook
the menu offers a selection of mid-priced, budget-friendly meals.
For Thai fare like never before, get your fill of top-rated deliciousness at Sen Yai Sen Lek.
For Thai that steps up to the plate in an oh-so-casual setting, Sen Yai Sen Lek is where you want to be.
Make life easy with Thai food at Sen Yai Sen Lek.
Treat yourself to a new lunch or dinner option today and enjoy a tasty Thai dish from Sen Yai Sen Lek.
Calling all peanut sauce lovers! Take a look at Royal Orchid's Thai-style menu, and sample the highly-rated dishes everyone's buzzing about.
Little ones are free to make a mess at this restaurant, where the whole family is invited to dine.
Stay in the loop (and online!) by tapping into Royal Orchid's free wifi hotspot.
Need to get out of the house? Order and pick up from this restaurant.
We're not like any other place. We've prepared parking onsite for you.
Treating yourself doesn't mean breaking the bank, come taste the great dishes Royal Orchid has to offer.
For a quick and easy payment solution at Royal Orchid, pay by major credit card.
Come see what all the hype is about and head to Royal Orchid for star-studded Thai cuisine.
Five-star food doesn't have to be fancy. For the very best in Thai cuisine, swing by Royal Orchid for a quick and easy meal.
Enjoy an evening out with out all of the stress with the delicious Thai food at Royal Orchid.
The tastes and flavors of Thailand are waiting for you at Royal Orchid, so head on over today and check out the great menu.