Ounjit Hardacre dreamed of opening up a noodle store for years. She grew up working in her household’s enterprise in Thailand and opened up her first noodle cafe in Bangkok after incomes her undergraduate diploma in utilized statistics. She beloved cooking within the noodle cafe and when she moved to San Francisco to earn her MBA she started to work in a Thai restaurant – Osha Thai – the place her love for Thai delicacies deepened. After receiving her MBA and dealing in San Francisco for 10 years Hardacre and her husband determined to maneuver to Denver to boost their kids – twin boys. “We needed to have the ability to stay in a home and lift our youngsters in a special surroundings,” Hardacre said.
Just a few years after shifting to Denver Hardacre opened her first native restaurant – Citizen Thai – in downtown Golden. “It’s a household restaurant and matches in nicely in Golden,” she mentioned. Her aim when in search of an area for her second restaurant was to seek out one thing small and intimate the place she might open up a noodle store. “When I discovered this place I knew it needed to be totally different [than a noodle shop],” Hardacre mentioned, and that’s when Daughter Thai Kitchen & Bar blossomed. The house is giant, there are numerous workplaces inside strolling distance and there’s a bar which made it the right location for a high-end restaurant. Hardacre labored with an architect to design the inside and completed it off with considerate touches like hanging lighting fixtures and Thai-inspired art work that makes the eating room really feel intimate. A mural depicting the silhouette of a woman – or daughter – dancing within the sundown with a metropolis within the background spans the again wall to spherical out the Thai design.
The meals is an eclectic mixture of native, high-quality components and Thai flavors. Hardacre designed the menu with excellent components and conventional Thai strategies on the forefront. From there she was capable of create a mixture of dishes that may excite and impress each Thai meals connoisseurs and newcomers alike. The menu is cut up into small plates, Thai avenue meals, entrees and sides. Notable entrees embrace the lamb massaman curry ($34) which mixes Colorado lamb with a hearty curry sauce that’s barely candy and never too spicy. Lychee provides the dish an surprising texture and burst of taste that rounds out the extreme Thai flavors. The Khao Soi Kai ($18) is harking back to a curry dish but composed like a bowl of ramen with northern fashion egg noodles, shredded rooster, bean sprouts, egg and three kinds of onion. The Oriental Octopus ($13) offers a lighter seafood choice on the small plates checklist and the Bangkok Ribs ($9) virtually fall off the bone they’re so tender. The normal Pad Thai Goong ($17) offers a traditional choice on the checklist of Thai Road Meals choices.
The Platte Road space gives a various choice of eating places and Daughter Thai provides a singular and scrumptious choice to the meals scene there. Whether or not you’re within the space or not it’s value a go to to expertise Thai meals such as you by no means have earlier than.
Daughter Thai Kitchen & Bar is situated at 1700 Platte St. Suite #140, Denver. Open Monday – Friday 11 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. and 5- 10 p.m. and Saturday Four- 10 p.m.