Suree or Nok as she is known to so many continues her tradition of serving delectable Thai cooking coupled with impeccable service with Amarin in Hillcrest. Nok has three other locations, Nok Thai Kitchen in Scripps Ranch and Siam Nara by Suree, and … show more
Suree or Nok as she is known to so many continues her tradition of serving delectable Thai cooking coupled with impeccable service with Amarin in Hillcrest. Nok has three other locations, Nok Thai Kitchen in Scripps Ranch and Siam Nara by Suree, and T-POP Desserts & More in Mira Mesa. Her journey to becoming a successful executive chef and businesswoman began not in 1993 with Amarin but when she was just 7 years old. As a curious child, she absorbed much of her knowledge from her mother as she circled her in the kitchen and followed her to the markets. She earned her mother’s trust to make jasmine rice, in which her mother complimented her on with much pride and to her delight. By far the most profound experience for Nok was when one day at 7 years old, her mother challenged her to make an entire meal for the family. She was so ecstatic and recalls going to the market, picking out ingredients according to what she had observed. From how to pick out the freshest vegetables to the most tender of meats, Nok did so with a sense of pride which she carries with her in not only the food but the service in all of her restaurants decades later. It has been nearly two decades since Nok embarked on this endeavor as an entrepreneur and at every juncture, she has enjoyed every moment of spicing up her customer’s lives by serving unique signature dishes, creating elegant presenttions, and providing a chic but yet traditional culinary ambience that makesfor an unforgettable dining experience! She is grateful to all who continue to inspire her way of life, creating, cooking, and serving the essence of Thai Cuisine.