FAMED LA THAI SPOT NIGHT + MARKET DAZZLES AT VIRGIN HOTELS LAS VEGAS
Kris Yenbamroong, chef and owner of Night + Market at the recently opened Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, doesn’t want you to come with preconceived notions of what you think Thai food is like, even if you’ve had authentic Thai food in actual night markets in Thailand, or even if you’ve been to Yenbamroong’s original outpost in LA. He wants you to know that this iteration is very much a Las Vegas eatery.
What the chef does want you to bring to the brightly lit, sociable space are your friends—the more the merrier. The food here is meant to be shared family-style, which is exactly how he learned how to cook, originally from his grandmother, then at his family’s restaurant in LA and later when he moved to Thailand as a teenager.
The LA Night+Market, beloved by both crowds and critics, has been open for a decade, and while Yenbamroong originally sought to re-create the flavors he loved and learned to cook while he was in Thailand, he realized that didn’t exactly capture his personality in relation to the food he was making.
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