SA-BAI-DEE means HELLO! Welcome to my blog, I am Chef Seng, head chef, and owner of Bangkok Golden. Obviously it’s a Thai restaurant, but don’t let the name fool you, it’s popular for it’s Laotian cuisine. The reason why I wanted to have my own blog is to share my passion of cooking food from my native country of Laos. I am hoping to share the straightforward flavors of the well kept secret cuisine of Laos.
March 1, 2010 was when my dream came true. I wanted to open up my own restaurant and share my love of cooking for so many years. On my first day in the kitchen, I knew in my heart what I wanted to do, share my native cuisine of Laos. What excited me the most is a non Lao person and his friend walked in and his first words to my server was, “We are here for Lao food and we want it as the way the chef would eat it.” A month later the gentleman called and said he wanted to talk to the chef. My heart was beating when he mentioned his name Tom Sietsema, and in November of 2010, my goal and dream had been accomplished, being a chef of my own restaurant and teaching people Lao food.