Kalaya, the celebrated Thai restaurant from Chutatip ‘Nok’ Suntaranon and Defined Hospitality, which opened its 144-plus seat Fishtown location in late November, is adding weekend lunch service to the restaurant’s repertoire beginning Saturday, March 18th. Lunch will run Saturdays and Sundays beginning at 11 a.m., with final seatings at 2 p.m. each day. Kalaya is located at 4 West Palmer Street, between Frankford Avenue and Front Street.
Lunch will feature a number of dishes from the dinner menu, as well as new additions including, but not limited to, Taohu (fried tofu with sweet chili jam and peanuts); Pad Thai Goong (pad Thai with river prawn, tofu, beansprouts, peanut, egg, tamarind); Kanom Pak Gaad Tod (turnip cake stir fry with dried shrimp, peanut, Chinese sausage, egg, beansprouts); Khao Soi Nua (beef khao soi with egg noodles, coconut milk, mustard greens, chili crisp, crispy noodles); Khao Mok Gai (chicken biryani with basmati rice, turmeric, clove, curry leaf, prik nam pla); Soup See Krong (short rib soup with potato, fried shallot, lemongrass, lime, tomato); Khua Kling Kwang (dry toasted curry with ground venison, fried egg, green peppercorn, lime leaf); Kanon Jeen Gaeng Pu (colossal lump crab curry, rice vermicelli noodles, soft boiled egg, house curry paste, lime leaf). For dessert, there is a Black Sticky Rice made sweet and served with longan fruit.
“We always planned on adding weekend lunch, and after months of recipe testing and execution, we are finally ready to welcome in guests during the daytime,” said Nok. “My partners, myself, and our entire team are very excited to add all these wonderful new dishes to the menu, while also giving people a chance to come in earlier in the day for something new. We put a lot of hard work into this menu, and we are very proud to bring it to life.”
As the weather gets warmer, Kalaya will also make use of its three large doors facing Palmer Street, which provide the restaurant with an indoor-outdoor effect while propped open.
Reservations are available on Resy 30 days in advance for parties of 1-10 people, and are strongly recommended. Those looking to book parties of nine or more, as well as inquiries about private events, should contact the restaurant at email@example.com.
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