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The new establishment
THANARUEK
LAORAOWIRODGE
AGE: 36
INDUSTRY: FOOD AND BEVERAGE
EDUCATION: Chulalongkorn University
NATIONALITY: Thai
Laoraowirodge and Nakapan met at university and have since become the best of friends. Though both worked in finance, they knew that this would not be the path for them. An investment in Minibar Royale, some years back, began an accidental journey into the world of F&B that has grown into a powerful restaurant empire. As Laoraowirodge’s family owned Supanniga Home resort in Khon Kaen and his grandmother had some wonderful recipes, 
TATCHAI
NAKAPAN
AGE: 38
INDUSTRY: FOOD AND BEVERAGE
EDUCATION: Chulalongkorn University
NATIONALITY: Thai
the friends thought they should share this Isan heritage with the world, first at a Silom shophouse (Somtum Der) and then at a second branch on Avenue A in New York City (the third branch will open soon in Saigon). Supanniga Eating House, serving homemade cuisine with a great cocktail selection in a cozy Thonglor shophouse, followed in 2012; its second branch will open soon on Sathorn Soi 10. An offshoot of this concept is EAT at Groove and Emquartier.