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Manus Chaorinuea is the founder of Thaithentic. He is an entrepreneur and food connoisseur. As a son of a Thai chef, he spends his time traveling, eating, and learning about different cultures. Being born and raised in New York City, he is an avid NY Rangers fan and plays goalie for an ice hockey team named Sriracha.

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Our parents are Thai chefs and cooks. Growing up, they made sure that we understood and appreciated basic Thai cooking to elevated “Royal” cuisine, and everything in between. We ate our Grandmother’s Thai food, our parent’s interpretation, and tasted street vendor’s version. We have explored New York City’s myriad Thai restaurants; we’ve tasted the food, listened to the stories and hope to help communicate Thailand’s cultural impressions and influences in the clearest way possible.

Finding Thai food in NYC is easy. Learning the names of dishes and ingredients is not. At Thaithentic, our goal is for you to become an informed Thai eater. We work with Thai restaurants to understand the regional differences in their cooking so that we can be your guides, and post interesting, easily digestible articles and videos with the hopes that you try something new. The best way to understand Thai cuisine is to taste it so we strive to work with innovative, expert Thai chefs who showcase real Thai cooking and flavors.

So if you love Thai food and Thai people come and join our culinary adventure through the tasty, sometimes sweet, sometimes sour, salty, spicy Thai food scene. And along the way, learn about our beautiful culture.

Manus Chaorinuea
By Manus C.

Manus Chaorinuea is the founder of Thaithentic. He is an entrepreneur and food connoisseur. As a son of a Thai chef, he spends his time traveling, eating, and learning about different cultures. Being born and raised in New York City, he is an avid NY Rangers fan and plays goalie for an ice hockey team named Sriracha.

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Songkran – A Thai New Years Celebration in Queens, NY

This past weekend Thaithentic joined the Songkran Day Festival at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, NY. Councilman Daniel Dromm and the Wat Buddha Thai Thavorn Vanaram Temple in Elmhurst hosted the event.

Khan Dok dance by students from the local Thai community
Khan Dok dance by students from the local Thai community

Students from the local Thai community filled the day with dance performances call Khan Dok dance. This type of dance symbolizes Thais’ worship of Buddha by offering flowers, candles and incense. Festival participants enjoyed to-go boxes of Thai food from local Thai restaurants including Eim Khao Mun Kai, Ayada and SriPraPhai in Woodside. Among festival attendees was newly appointed Thai Consul General Pornpong Kanittanon.

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This is the inaugural year for the Songkran Day Festival. “We look forward to doing this every year and we hope to make it bigger and better,” Councilman Dromm said of the festival.

“New Years is about peace and happiness,” said Juttana “Moo” Rimreartwate, a Thai community activist.

Manus Chaorinuea
By Manus C.

Manus Chaorinuea is the founder of Thaithentic. He is an entrepreneur and food connoisseur. As a son of a Thai chef, he spends his time traveling, eating, and learning about different cultures. Being born and raised in New York City, he is an avid NY Rangers fan and plays goalie for an ice hockey team named Sriracha.