We already know quite a lot about the eagerly anticipated Thai street food restaurant which is opening in the new extension – Qube at intu Metrocentre. For example, we already know that Thaikhun is an exciting new casual dining experience from the owners of Chaophraya Thai Restaurant group which offers an interactive dining experience with open kitchens. However, there’s so much more to Thaikhun than ‘just another eatery in a Mall’, that’s what makes them so unique and much more special!
So…to give you the ‘heads up,’ here’s 10 facts about the North East’s ‘New Kid On The Block’ which you may not know:
1. BACK TO THEIR ROOTS
Joint Owner/Chef Director Kim Kaewkraikhot was a Chef who ran her own small restaurant in Bangkok. Kim’s food was renowned in the local neighbourhood for its fantastic flavours.
2. AUTHENTICITY IS KEY
Thaikhun, intu Metrocentre will offer its customers traditional Thai street food in an authentic setting. The eatery will include an open kitchen with authentic Thai chefs, as well as traditional artefacts and decorations sourced from the street markets of Thailand.
Staying true to its Thai roots, a traditional opening ceremony will be carried out by Buddhist Monks on 30th March 2016. Spiritual chanting and a sacred blessing will take place at the site of intu Metrocentre’s restaurant, in order to wish good fortune and prosperity to the new establishment.
Pronounced ‘tycoon’, the name celebrates the street food sellers in Thailand who are real tycoons – owning and running their own successful food businesses and leading the way in Thai street food. ‘Khun’, means ‘your’, when you dine, you feel welcome, part of our home as you would in Thailand.
5. INSPIRED COCKTAILS
Thaikhun are renowned for their authentic cocktails. Their cocktail menu features a plethora of sumptuous concoctions, such as Bangkok Chill and Phi Phi Bellini which will tantalise your tastebuds and capture your imagination.
6. OVER 50 AUTHENTIC DISHES
The extensive food menu offers a delectable array of over 50 dishes which include classics such as; Thai curries, stirfries, soups and salad along with a ‘Street Bites’ section, which offers more hands on, street style food.
In keeping with their street food concept, Thaikhun offer a takeout menu boasting over 30 of their delicious dishes enabling you to enjoy their great food, pretty much anywhere.
8. COOKING SCHOOL
Thaikhun have introduced a Thai Cooking School in their other venues which are hugely popular and open to everyone. The cooking school educate their pupils in the art of authentic Thai cooking. Everyone needs that ‘little extra spice’ in their cooking, therefore we definitely look forward to a North East school opening soon!
9. GIVING SOMETHING BACK
The good people at Thaikhun are always thinking of innovative ways to raise money for charity. Their latest scheme is a 7822 mile virtual bike ride from Leeds to Bangkok in order to raise over £7,000 for the Thai Children’s Trust.
10. INVESTMENT AND JOB CREATION
The new 4,500 sq ft eatery will see an initial investment of over £875,000 into the local area, as well as creating 50 new jobs – A welcomed boost to our local economy!
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