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Nara was born out of the passion for food shared by two women. Both were brought up in a culture of love and care for cooking. Narawadee (Yuki) Srikarnchana absorbed the rich traditions and attachment to Thai Cuisine from her family. With her passion in cooking and being exposed to different cuisines and culture growing up. Her cooking style is both traditional yet at the same time experimental. Many of the popular dishes found at Nara or Apinara are her creations. The Restaurant name ‘NARA’ comes from her name which in Sanskrit language means ‘woman’.
Sirisopa (Jean) Chulasewok descends from the family who had served under King Rama V. Time-honored traditions of Thai food has been passed down for generations and she has always known food to be the center of a happy family life, a place where everyone congregated to enjoy each other’s company. When she and Yuki decided to open Nara, it was out of this shared love for food and all that it represents, the joyous moments of sharing between family, friends, and now the customers. Thus the story of Nara began in earnest. Nara first opened for business in 2004 and has since served countless delicious dishes using the best ingredients. Both women are proud to have elevated boat noodles from a humble street-food staple to famed dish at Nara.
At present, with its sincere taste of authentic Thai cuisine, Nara has received much love from both local and foreigner alike. The group now has 10 branches at Erawan LG/F, Central World 7/F, Siam Paragon G/F, Central Embassy 5/F, EmQuartier 7/F, King Power Rangnam 3/F, Megabangna FoodWalk Zone 2/f, The Market Bangkok G/F, Icon Siam 5/F, Terminal 21 Pattaya 2/F and Central Phuket Floresta G/F.
This journey has been an endless source of pride for both women; all the more so on occasions when Nara was approached to expand overseas. In opening each branch abroad, they are able to introduce Thai food to the world. Today, Nara can be found in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Myanmar and Philippine. Bringing their dreams to life under the slogan ‘The Journey of Thai Taste,’ these two women are steadfastly introducing the flavors they know and love to the world. They are proud to be Thai and are honored to be able to represent Thailand abroad.
Today Nara has officially opened its latest branch, the first standalone store and also the first in the Northern Region of Thailand. Nara Thai Cuisine Chiang Mai, welcome diners yet again to experience the unforgettable Taste of Thai and the charm of friendly Thai’s service. To celebrate this joyous day Nara Thai Cuisine has created an exclusive Northern Menu Selection.
Evoking a sense of culture as well as comfort, Nara combines the highest quality ingredients and age old recipes. A restaurant for everyone with a passion for Authentic Thai food can experience Thai cuisine in a relaxed ambience with good service. Nara welcomes diners to experience the unforgettable journey of Thai taste with our friendly service to make your dining a memorable one.
Northern Hors d’oeuvre – Finest selection of northern delicacies to open up your palette to the unique tastes of Thai northern cuisine.
Northern Spicy Pork Salad with Foie Gras – Juicy minced pork cooked with herbs to create a unique taste topped with Foie Gras for an even more delicious depth of flavor and texture. Grilled Northern Pork Souffle – Traditional way to cook this menu, where minced pork mixed with egg are grilled in Banana leaf to create a unique aroma and taste. Nara’s makes this dish even more special by topping the Pork Souffle with Northern Sausage.
Northern Pork Spare Ribs Curry – The ‘Hunglay’ Curry is an ideal dish to be eaten with rice for a hearty meal. The sweetness of Coconut Milk mixed with Tamarind juice gives a sour note. An addition of Ginger is added in the base of the curry creating a unique flavor profile. Nara Chiang Mai Fried Rice – Experience the taste flavorful taste of Chiangmai in one serving. This fried rice dish is created by combining Chiang Mai’s many delights together. Eaten with the Herbs and Chili further complimented
Northern Curry Noodles – a local staple dish, the ‘Kao Soi’ is a noddle dish love by all. The aromatic soup made from curry and coconut milk combine with Egg noodles and condiments create a flavorful dish packed full of interesting taste and texture.