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Check out regional Thai foodstuff at new downtown Phoenix restaurant Lom Wong

From northern Thai curry to southern Thai seafood, a new restaurant in downtown Phoenix claims a culinary tour of Thailand’s abundant, regional delicacies.

Yotaka Promtun-Martin and her spouse Alex Martin started out Lom Wong in 2019 as an personal evening meal get together in their dwelling in Scottsdale and over the yrs it has evolved to grow to be one particular of Phoenix’s most acclaimed pop-ups. Now the couple is preparing to showcase Yotaka’s relatives recipes at their to start with brick-and-mortar restaurant and cocktail bar.

Lom Wong will open up in a bungalow on Roosevelt Row that formerly housed wonderful-dining restaurant Character. Doorways are scheduled to open up in early March.

Yotaka and Alex Martin stand for a portrait with an arrangement of Thai dishes on Dec. 15, 2020, in Scottsdale. The Martins cook Thai cuisine for their food pop-up, Lom Wong, which is currently available for pickup once a week.

Bringing Thai household cooking to metro Phoenix

“Lom wong” interprets roughly to accumulating in a circle to eat. It is meant to evoke the heat feeling of cooking and having with a person, Yotaka explained to The Arizona Republic in 2021.

“The idea is that we cook dinner for you like you might be our spouse and children, and getting truly sincere to the men and women who have definitely honored us to prepare dinner their food stuff,” she stated. “‘My household does not say ‘hello, how are you,’ we say ‘have you eaten?'”