Thai is one of our favorite cuisines in the world. We’ve traveled in Thailand many times, eating street food in Bangkok and exploring markets in Phuket. We’ve tried all the local specialties and feasted on all the noodles, curries, papaya salads, and mango sticky rice we could get our hands on in Southeast Asia. Sometimes we put our own skills to the test in the kitchen and try to replicate these plates when cooking at home, but we also love going out for Thai food here in Copenhagen. Our two favorite Thai restaurants in town are Baan Thai Isarn in Vesterbro and Ranee’s in Nørrebro. Both eateries have received the Thai Select Award, which is a certification awarded by the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce of Thailand which is represented by the Thai Trade Center Nordic in Copenhagen. This award is a stamp of approval from the Thai government, declaring that the restaurant is serving authentic food representative of the cuisine in Thailand, with friendly service. Keep reading to see videos showcasing the signature dishes at both restaurants.
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Ranee Udtumthisarn opened her restaurant, Ranee’s, in 2007 in Blågårds Plads in the Nørrebro neighborhood of Copenhagen. Ranee grew up in a fishing village in Northeast Thailand, where she fished with her dad and cooked with her mom. When she moved to Copenhagen, she decided to open a restaurant since her father always told her, “If you own a restaurant, you’ll never go hungry.” Her family looked to nature to provide the food they would eat, and this inspires her cooking today – she uses fresh, local, and organic ingredients as much as possible. She even serves natural wine from Rosforth and Rosforth. Her dishes at Ranee’s are strongly inspired by her childhood and by her mother, who taught her how to cook. We stepped into the kitchen to watch the chefs make Ranee’s signature dish: Nam Tok with lamb chops, sticky rice, raw veggies, and a salad of red onions, lime, fresh herbs, and fish sauce. Watch the video below to see how to make this signature dish, and head to Ranee’s to try it for yourself!
RANEE'S Address & Contact Information Blågårds Plads 10, Copenhagen, Denmark +45 35 36 85 05 Website Instagram Facebook
Baan Thai Isarn
Restaurant Baan Thai Isarn was actually the first Thai restaurant in Denmark when it opened in 1997 in the Vesterbro neighborhood of Copenhagen. In 2014, Sitthiphon “Dang” Chitphumisak took over the restaurant from his mother and has been running it ever since. One day, his daughters will carry on the family legacy, but for now Dang is still happily in the kitchen, preparing Southeast Asian specialties with a smile. We stepped into the kitchen to watch Dang make Baan Thai Isarn’s signature dish: a whole fried tilapia, served with Thai herbs and Tom Yum soup with shrimp. The fish is deep-fried until it’s crispy, and topped with a salad of lemongrass, fresh chili, ginger, onions, garlic, eggplant, long beans, lime, coriander, mint, peanuts, and fried garlic. On the side, the bubbling Tom Yum soup comes with shrimp, mushrooms, lemongrass, coriander, and chili. Watch the video below to see how to make this signature dish, and head to Baan Thai Isarn to try it for yourself!
BAAN THAI ISARN Address & Contact Information Lille Istedgade 7, Copenhagen, Denmark +45 33 24 98 54 Website Instagram Facebook
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