Thaikhun

All the way from the streets of Bangkok, Thaikhun opens in the streets of Manchester.

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The first Thaikhun site is due to open on The Avenue, Spinningfields in Manchester on Tuesday 27th May, creating approximately 50 new jobs. Bringing a taste of Thailand to the streets of Manchester with tasty street food classics, ‘Must Try’ dishes and feature cocktails.

New and exciting, this casual dining restaurant will offer affordable dishes full of fresh, healthy ingredients and recipes from the world-renowned street food stalls of Bangkok. Joint owner, Kim Kaewkraikhot, is renowned in Thailand for creating meals bursting with flavour and wanted to bring a truly authentic and unique dining experience to the UK.

Joint owner, Kim Kaewkraikhot, is renowned in Thailand for creating meals bursting with flavour and wanted to bring a truly authentic and unique dining experience to the UK.

The Thai word ‘Khun’ means ‘yours’ which is the main theme of THIAKHUN – an eating experience focused on the customer, with traditional dishes and authentic rustic interiors. The restaurant will have an ‘open kitchen’, allowing diners to enjoy the theatre of watching their food being prepared by Thai chefs.

Michael Ingall, Chief Executive of Allied London, said;
“Our vision to introduce an exciting mix of high quality, independent eateries on to The Avenue is being realised with the imminent arrival of Thaikhun. Spinningfields is the go-to destination in Manchester for both restaurants and bars and we’re keen to continue to enhance our offering – the introduction of Thaikhun is giving the estate something new and different and complements our existing offering.”  

Kim Kaewkraikhot, joint owner of THAIKHUN, said: 
“My passion is to bring authentic Thai dishes from the streets of Bangkok to the streets of the UK. Pronounced ‘tycoon’ the name celebrates the street food sellers who are real foodie entrepreneurs. I am really looking forward to sharing more signature dishes transported all the way from my cooking roots in Thailand.”

The Thai Leisure Group currently owns and operates ‘Chaophraya’, a successful group of restaurants recognised and valued nationwide. Since opening their first restaurant in 2005, a niche market of Thai gourmet dining in prime locations, has swept the UK.

All Chaophraya restaurants are within statement buildings, individually themed. You will recognise consistencies across the group, but each restaurant maintains integrity with an injection of its own individuality.

Personally I really like the job they’ve done on the teaser site: www.fromthestreetsofbangkok.co.uk

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