Chef Bee / Khong River House

Posted on 03. Jan, 2013 in Asian, Chefs, Miami Beach, Thai

From the owners of Miami Beach’s southern-style eatery Yardbird comes Khong River House in Miami Beach.

The inspiration for Khong River House emanates from founder John Kunkel’s passion for the celebrated foods prepared in the rural villages and city markets of Thailand, which he became enamored with while living and traveling extensively through its northern provinces.

Chat Chow talks to Executive Chef Piyarat Potha Arreeratn (known as Chef Bee) who hails from the small town of Ban Sankhohiang in the Chiang Rai region. The cultures from Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam and other surrounding countries are the influence behind Khong River House’s Northern Thai cuisine.

“Everybody has sticky rice,” says Chef Bee. “But we serve Burmese Sticky Rise that is soaked overnight with turmeric and salt. So its nice and yellow. The next day it is steamed with flash-fried garlic. The smell and aroma is beautiful.”

A Thai temple in Homestead, Florida is importing all the produce, giving a new meaning to farm-to-table. Even the decor at Khong River House is authentic with license plates and a tin roof. The restaurant was even blessed by Thai Monks. “Traditional Thai people want somebody with a beautiful mind, beautiful heart, someone superior to give you a blessing.”

Watch the video to learn about Chef Bee’s favorite dishes including Curry Boat Noodles, Pork Belly Curry and the eponymous “Killer Bee” cocktail.

Khong River House 1661 Meridian Ave / Miami Beach, Fl 33139 / (305) 763-8147

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8 Responses to “Chef Bee / Khong River House”

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  2. @KhongRiverHouse

    03. Jan, 2013

    Watch: Chef Bee sits down with @ChatChowTV! http://t.co/cuCSq5V9

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  3. Bertha Gutierrez

    03. Jan, 2013

    El Rest, tiene un ambiente formidable, sevicio y la calidad, presentación y los sabores son excepcionales .El lo más completo. Lo recomiendo 100%……………

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    05. Jan, 2013

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    09. Jan, 2013

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    12. Nov, 2013

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