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Chicken Massaman Curry ($16)
Wing & Wings ($8)
Curry pu ($9)
Grilled meatballs ($7)
Sticky rice served with grilled pork ($15)
Grilled pork with sticky rice ($15)
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Silom Station Sugar Land eatery combines Thai food and coee K en Torprasitkul, a Bangkok, Thailand native, manages Silom Station, a Sugar Land Station as part of Thai Cottage’s management team, which has oper- ated since 1997 and runs a number of restaurants in the Houston area.
to reveal street food vendors, the coee bar, the eatery and eventually a bakery. Torprasitkul said he aims to make the restaurant a social hub where customers can get a cup of coee, have a meal and linger to do work or chat. Silom Station opened in Sugar Land in August 2021. Silom Station chose Sugar Land because of its fast growth, good housing and schools, and a large Asian American popu- lation. Silom Station also makes an eort to be involved in the commu- nity and encourages employees to build relationships with customers, Torprasitkul said. “When you treat them like family, they’re going to come back,” he said.
Angie Klinsukon and Ken Torprasitkul manage Silom Station.
restaurant oering coee and food in a concept aiming to reimagine the Thai dining experience. While attending Cleveland State University, Torprasitkul worked part time at a sushi bar where he met a member of the Thai Cottage restaurant group who oered him a job in the restaurant business after he graduated. Though planning to return to Thailand, he instead moved to Texas in 2004 to take the job. “I never thought that I would be in the food service industry,” Torprasit- kul said. “It was destiny.” Torprasitkul manages Silom
The company was seeking to inno- vate in the Houston area and came up with Silom Station, Torprasitkul said, combining a coee bar, Sit N Sip Coee Brewer, and a restaurant, Dunch Thai Eatery. The eatery serves Thai street food and home cooking. “We enjoyed it when we were there [in Thailand], so we want to bring those items to this location,” Torprasitkul said. The restaurant, named after the Si Lom station on Bangkok’s subway system, is designed to have the same feel with a subway door opening
Silom Station 222 Hwy. 6, Ste. 500, Sugar Land 281-340-0707 www.silomstation.com Hours: Mon.-Sat. 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m., closed Sun.
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