By D’Ann Dreiling
No need to travel internationally to experience ethnic cuisine. In terms of food, the world surrounds Kansas City. France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, China, India are all well represented here.
The latest restaurant opening and representing Thailand is the Cozy Thai at 1032 West 103rd Street. This delightful little place is well named for its atmosphere as well as its food.
Owner Nisana Sumvijit grew up in Thailand. “My mother loved to cook,” says Sunvijit, “and so do I. She had a reputation for being the best cook in our town and she taught me everything.”
Sunvijit owned a restaurant in a small town in Nebraska, but she and her husband thought Kansas City offered a better opportunity for the future.
The former tenants at this location, Thai Spice, were forced to close due to lack of help. “That is not a problem for me,” laughs Sumvijit, “ I have two partners, Chalit Srimueang and Natchayut Darawong. We grew up together in Thailand. We do all the work!”
They’re a great team and serve delicious and authentic Thai food. Carry out and delivery are available.