Lanna Thai cafe

Self-taught by her mother in the ways of traditional Thai cooking, Pim and her husband opened Lanna Thai cafe at 2nd St. (and teaches her popular Thai cooking classes there as well.)

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Lanna Thai cafe:keeping the Americanization of Thai food to a minimum

Self-taught by her mother in the ways of traditional Thai cooking, Pim and her husband opened Lanna Thai cafe at 2nd St. (and teaches her popular Thai cooking classes there as well.)

WITH RENO’s always growing list of Asian cuisine, Sushi and Thai food leading the way — what would it take to stand out? I wanted to find out when I saw a new restaurant sign on my way home. I like Thai food how Filipinos like basketball.

I went to Lanna for one of chef Pim’s master cooking classes. Set in a casual setting, we followed her around her gorgeous kitchen as she peeled, whisked, boiled, simmered, fresh seafood, vegetables and choice meat.  For the first ten minutes it felt weird being in the chef’s kitchen. I felt like I was stealing something as she openly shared techniques and showed us how she prepared popular items on the restaurant’s menu.  I quickly learned what I was doing wrong in my Pad See Ew (stir fried noodles–I was doodling with the noodles way too much. Keep it still.). It was great. Pad-See-Awesome.

Pim is from a small village outside Chiang Mai, Thailand. Self-taught by her mother (my preferred means of cooking education) and extended family in the ways of traditional Thai cooking, she puts her heart and soul into Thai cooking and tries to be as authentic as possible, keeping the Americanization of the food to a minimum.  I would agree with the authentic claim. When I first tried what we made from the class (Tom Kha Gai – cream soup with coconut) yes– it tasted good, but it was startlingly different. After having all those good but not-so special Thai food in the past, I needed a little time to adjust. It was like having a good kiss after all those mediocre lips in high school.

Come in, meet Pim, talk about the food, enjoy a great meal. Ask about her classes and other opportunities to spend time learning about Pim and her sublime Thai food.

 

What: homemade authentic Thai food & Culinary school
Where: 800 West 2nd Street
Reno, Nevada 89503
Hours: Monday : Classes
Tuesday – Friday: Lunch: 11 am to 2:30 pm
Tuesday – Friday: Dinner: 5 pm to 9 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 11:30AM to 9:00PM
Contact:  775-284-1080 / http://LannaThaiCafe.com

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800 West 2nd Street Reno, NV 89503
775-284-1080
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