For Chef Itsara, like with most Thais, this is more than a cuisine, it’s a lifelong passion. It is a food love affair with deep social roots which ties us to a country’s culture and most importantly to family.
Like every Thai family we are all foodies, from my mother taking us to the market or cooking family meals, to family members bringing home snacks and sweets after every social gathering or daily outings. So given the opportunity to share our love of food with Perth we thought about what is about Thai cuisine we want to show. Authentic Thai recipes cooked traditionally with traditional ingredients, bringing back to life old dishes long since gone from the plates of Thais, while respecting culture and treating food with the reverence it deserves. Sharing communal dishes in Thai culture is a form of giving, great attention and time is taken with every meal whether with loved ones or offerings to monks.