This week we had a chat with Kanum Thai, who are unique in the respect that they have restaurants around the city as well as their stall with us. We found out how exactly that works!
Tell us about your stall, how did it come to be?
The stall was meant to be an extension of the shop. The 1st shop opened its doors in July 2009 and the first outing on the market was in march 2010 What started as a tuk tuk wagon soon progressed into a complete mobile kitchen operation. We would like to think that the quality of the food sold on the market stall is at the same high level of that which is sold in the shop. The prep and sauce making is all done in the shop by our own Thai chefs and delivered to the stalls for cooking on site to maintain its authentic feel and freshness.
Have you always had a passion for food?
Yes. As a company the owners have always been very interested in food and the very origin of the food. At Kanum Thai we use only meats traceable back to farms, fresh vegetables which are delivered daily and special herbs and spices for that all important authentic flavour. In keeping with the authenticity of Kanum we have hired the best Thai chefs we could find with a minimum of 10 years experience.
When you’re not feeding people, what do you like to do?
With wide and varied influences from the owners…you could say, creating hand crafted furniture, saving lives, building projects and developing the future.
What is the best thing you’ve ever eaten, and where did you eat it?
Mezza (Cyprus) – Pat Kelly
Other than your own, what stall would you recommend people visit at Irish Village Markets?
Say Fish or Burger Republic – Pat Kelly
You can find Kanum at our markets in Stillorgan Luas, Eastpoint, Spencer Dock, Waterways Ireland Visitors Centre, Blanchardstown Corporate Park, Merrion Square, Mespil Road, Grand Canal and Sandyford. They’re busy people!