When you eat Mr. Kai’s food at Basil Thai Restaurant your taste buds take a culinary trip back in time to his beginnings as a son, a cook and an artisan. As a young boy of 10 Mr. Kai began his appreciation and love of cooking through his trips to the marketplace. There he would acquire the necessary ingredients his mother needed to prepare the day’s meals. Soon she would teach him how to cook the recipes that had been passed down from her ancestors 350 years ago. When you eat Mr. Kai’s food you are transporting your taste buds through a generational history that began 350 years ago in a small village on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. That small village’s continued growth would parallel Mr. Kai’s growth as he learned the more intricate recipes of his people. As the village has morphed into the metropolis that is modern day Bangkok, Mr. Kai has transformed from the small boy of 10 at the marketplace to a full-fledged cook and restaurant owner.
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