About Thai Chef

Thai Chef is a Thai street food restaurant that specializes in Bangkok style vendor food you would find along the streets. From Moo-phing, BBQ pork on skewers to Kao-mun-gai, herb studded jasmine rice with seasoned steamed chicken. As well as our house special cocktails! We believe that if you haven’t had Thai street food, you haven’t had Thai food. We hope to bring the taste of what it’s like to eat on a stick in Bangkok to the Dupont Circle, DC. 

About the Owners

Pornnapa was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. As a single mother, she originally moved to the U.S. to seek for better educations and career opportunities for her four daughters. However, her love for Thai authentic culinary has inspired and paid off, well beyond her expectations. Was declared bankruptcy 18 years ago, she never cease to continue pursuing her passions. Through persistence, she now owns and operates two successful Thai restaurants in the D.C. Metro area. Early 2017, Pornnapa and her oldest daughter, Chalisa, foreseen a new market opportunity surrounding Bangkok Street Food! In June 2017, they took over Thai Chef, renovated, and created authentic, Bangkok-inspired recipes that will introduce our customers a taste of what it is like to stroll along the streets of Bangkok!