PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — At Chon Tong Thai Kitchen & Dessert, you’ll be able to attempt dishes that proprietor Thidarat, aka Grace, Teekabud says are provided all over the place in Thailand.
There are desserts like kanom tom- rice flour balls with a candy coconut filling, Thai banana steamed in coconut milk, and Thong Yip-egg yolks boiled in syrup after which hand formed right into a flower.
The floral eggs are served in particular person cups, historically at weddings and different celebrations for good luck.
Grace got here to Philadelphia in 2019 after graduating from faculty in Bangkok with a level in economics. She needed to study English however, as soon as right here, she says she seen a definite void in Philadelphia’s eating scene.
There was no place to get the genuine Thai desserts she’d grown up consuming.
So she efficiently pitched her mom on the concept of staying within the States and opening a restaurant.
Grace’s nice, nice, grandmother had been a chef for the fifth King of Siam within the late 1800s. Chon Tong options her recipes.
There are six desserts on the menu together with some lesser-known Thai entrees, like fried mussel pancake, vegan corn salad with Thai chili, pork sizzling pot, spicy hen wings and seafood and rice noodles made pink by fermented purple tofu.
Together with opening a enterprise, Grace additionally met her husband and the 2 simply welcomed a child.
The identify, Chon Tong means golden spoon, which signifies prosperity, particularly inherited wealth, very similar to the American phrase “born with a silver spoon.”
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1439 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19102