Cy-Fair Edition | November 2020

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YUMSEAFOOD COMBINATION $11.95 Owner

Thai Curry Husband and wife persist through pandemic with community support B oun Chokbengboun was working in the oil and gas industry in Houston in 2019 when he decided he wanted a change in his life, one that involved spending more time with his wife, Nitaya Dethlusay. BY SHAWN ARRAJJ

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Popular dishes include pad Thai, a homemade family recipe for pho, and Thai curry, the dish after which the eatery gets its name. Everything made at the restau- rant is fresh, Chokbengboun said. He said he and his wife do their own grocery shopping for all the ingredients that go into their food. The COVID-19 pandemic has dropped the eatery’s lunchtime

Chokbengboun said he decided to quit his job in April of last year to join his wife working full-time at her restaurant,

A combination of seafood items available at dierent spice levels are served with bell peppers, onions, carrot, cucumber, tomato and chili lime dressing.

crowd, which was formerly composed largely of oce workers in the surrounding area. However, Chokbengboun said he is starting to see crowds picking back up again and is opti- mistic about the future. He said he hopes to open a second location

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Thai Curry, on Barker Cypress Road in Cypress. “It’s the best choice ever,” he said. “We do everything as a family, and we can be together more. It’s like a tag team.” Dethlusay has been running the kitchen at Thai Curry since its

“WE’VE GOTTENA LOT OF SUPPORT FROMTHE LOCAL AREA. DURING THIS PANDEMIC, THEY COME OUT AND SAY, ‘DON’T CLOSE ON US.’ THEYMAKE US FEEL LIKE FAMILY.” BOUN CHOKBENGBOUN, THAI CURRY OWNER

PHAD BASIL $9.95$12.95

PHO $8.95$10.95

A traditional Vietnamese rice noodle soup ismadewith choice of beef, chicken, pork or seafood and includes bean sprouts, green onions and cilantro.

The Phad Basil is servedwithmushroom, jalapeno, onion, bell pepper, basil and a sunny side egg.

COURTESY THAI CURRY

COURTESY THAI CURRY

Thai Curry 11930 Barker Cypress Road, Ste. 600, Cypress 832-334-5798 Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily

opening in June 2018, cooking the food fresh as it is ordered. Chok- bengboun said he does more of the front-facing work, interacting with customers and making them feel at home. “We talk to them,” he said. “We listen to their issues. We treat them like family.” The recipes are all from within the family, originally developed in at the rst location of Thai Curry in Arkansas, which is run by family.

within 15 miles or so of the Cypress location once the pandemic is over. The owners, who live a mile from the restaurant and have children who go to school at Cy-Fair ISD, said they are grateful for the support they have gotten from the community. “We’ve gotten a lot of support from the local area,” Chokbeng- boun said. “During this [pan- demic], they come out and say, ‘Don’t close on us.’ They make us feel like family.”

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Boun Chokbengboun (left) and Nitaya Dethlusay run Thai Curry on Barker Cypress Road in Cypress.

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