About Hong Thaimee
Originally from Chiangmai, Thailand, Chef Hong Thaimee put aside a successful business career in Bangkok to come to New York. With little kitchen experience, she talked her way into cooking jobs at Jean-Georges’ Spice Market and Perry Street restaurants, where she mastered the classic technique for five years. She left Jean-Georges in 2012 to open Ngam. The place (now known as Thaimee Table) quickly caught on, and was ranked as the Best Thai Food in NYC by The Village Voice in 2013. “True Thai,” is her 2015 cookbook with Rizzoli, captures many of the Thai flavors she desires to show others. She has appeared on the Cooking Channel, Food Network, Good Day New York, and the CBS2 Morning Show. She has also been featured in Saveur Magazine, Food & Wine Magazine, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal. In 2013, Hong challenged Iron Chef Bobby Flay to an exciting Kitchen Stadium duel on Food Network’s, Iron Chef America.