But the costs of a full-service restaurant proved too much. “Even though closing the restaurant doors was hard to do, we learned a lot and didn’t give up on my dream of opening another Thai food truck,” she said. She went to work in the kitchens at Wild Horse Casino, learning from its executive chefs. Five years ago, she started working in various Thai restaurants in the Tri-Cities. “Then early this year, with my husband’s support, we got a wild idea and ran with it,” she said.
They bought the motorhome and converted it into the mobile kitchen. She does all the cooking, her husband is the business manager and their daughter, Tawan, helps with the website and social media.
The menu changes daily but every day they offer some of their most popular dishes, such as pineapple curry chicken, Phad Thai with chicken, salad rolls with peanut sauce and fried spring rolls. Entrees start at about $11. They accept takeout orders and plan to cater private parties and events. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. They are closed Sunday through Tuesday. Phone: 509-788-8212
For the full menu go to bit.ly/Thaiwok.