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Thai Iced Tea
How is it made? We start with brewed green tea and infuse it with star anise and cloves for a warm, spiced aroma. Then we pour it over ice. We top it off with unsweetened evaporated milk or coconut milk, which is poured over the tea and ice to add taste and give it a creamy appearance.
The story behind Thai Chef Saranya
You've probably seen Saranya flipping noodles in frying pans, tossing mixed veg, and serving up fresh made curry - at Oceanside Sunset Market, Hillcrest market or Little Italy Mercato.
If you ever wondered how she got to bring you delicious Thai food, here's the story.
"I was born and raised in Thailand with an old school traditional family, had to learn all house work as a girl - and cooking was included. I was in the kitchen helping my dad since I can remember, and watched him do everything from preparation, cooking, sharing, to mix & matching for leftovers.
I have been doing that over and over every single day, it absorbed in my blood without any recipe needed. I can smell the food and tell when it has a good taste.
I had a family and raised my kids and still cook every day, sharing with friends and extended family and they all love it. I didn’t realize that cooking had became my passion and I cook with love, cook for my loved ones and love to cook.
I had a chance to relocate to the U.S. in 2005 and started my cooking stand and Farmers’ Market in 2006. I had chances to open restaurants on University Ave and 4th Ave, San Diego in 2013. We ended up selling them both. We are now focusing on Farmer's Markets, Catering, Personal Chef services and Cooking Classes."