CHICK-A-DEE is bringing true Thai street food to the valley, and Phoenix locals could not be more excited! This new family-run business came into fruition with the hopes of diversifying the cuisine in the valley with something a bit more versatile.
Watoo Chairungsrid says that people in the valley are very aware of Thai food, though they only know about a few popular dishes, including Tom Yum, curry, and Pad Thai.
However, Chairungsrid says that people aren’t aware of authentic Thai street food, which can provide an entirely different level of comfort that he wants to share.
Delivering True Street Food To The Valley
Watoo Chairungsrid and Sorada Van Blargan own CHICK-A-DEE Thai restaurant. This dynamic duo, consisting of an aunt and a niece, hails from Bangkok, Thailand. They specialize in chicken and rice dishes and were inspired not too long ago to bring authentic Thai street food to the valley.
Chairungsrid says that this is Thai street food that you can find just about anywhere on the street when in Thailand. She explained that the kind of rice you find in this restaurant is what people eat for breakfast, lunch, or dinner in Thailand.
Serving It Up The Thai Way
Not only do Chairungsrid and VanBlargan have pride in how they prepare and cook these traditional Thai street dishes, but they are also quite proud of how they serve them up. The Combo, which is one of the most popular dishes at CHICK-A-DEE, is wrapped in to-go paper and tied up using a rubber band.
While this way of serving up a dish might seem basic to the average consumer, they both note that it is a way to help retain the softness, moisture, and flavor of the chicken.
Even if you decide to take your food to go, they note that it will still be as delicious as it would be in-house.
What To Order
Chairungsrid thought it was important to note that the restaurant serves vegan options, though the main concept and entree is chicken. It’s likely pretty clear given the name of the restaurant.
So, where did the name “CHICK-A-DEE” come from?
Chairungsrid says that the name was a product of her husband. The word CHICK comes from chicken, the A stands for the fact that the chicken they serve is grade-A, and DEE means “good” in Thailand.
Head On Down To CHICK-A-DEE
CHICK-A-DEE is delivering authentic Thai street food to the valley. We expect that they’ll be around for quite a long time. The owners are passionate, and the food is delicious. If you’re planning on going, the location is 49 West Thomas Rd., and the business hours are11 AM to 8 PM, Monday through Saturday.
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