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Meet the chef’s of Sabai Thai Gastrobar

Meet the chef's of Sabai Thai Gastrobar

Meet the chef’s of Sabai Thai Gastrobar

A small piece of Thailand is conveniently situated next to the Royal Pavilion gardens and close to The Theatre Royal and Brighton Dome.  In the kitchen at Sabai we have chef’s who grew up in Thailand and learnt the best way possible, from their parents and grandparents as well as a Royal Thai cooking school.  Now here you can take a closer look and meet the chef’s of Sabai Thai Gastrobar’s busy kitchen.

Meet the Chef's of Sabai Thai Gastrobar

Wannarin Tankitipinyo – Head Chef

Meet the Chef's of Sabai Thai Gastrobar

What inspired you to get into cooking?
I always loved cooking.  When I was young my mum cooked a lot and it gave me a passion to do it too.
 Where did you train to become a chef or who taught you?
I learnt a lot from my mother and then went to M.L. Puang Dinakara The Royal Exquisite Thai culinary Center when I decided to become a chef.  Here I learnt new dishes and skills as well as fruit and vegetable carving.
What is your favourite Thai dish and why?    Green curry because it has so many different flavour’s and lots of ingredients and herbs which is healthy and can help you live longer life.      
How many years have you been cooking? 30 years (as a chef)
If you weren’t a chef what would you be? A house wife 
Other than Thai food what is your favourite to eat when you go out?  I enjoy eating Italian and normally order Carbonara

 

  “Thai food is the best food in the world:) because it is including a lots of herbs and ingredient, and delicate cooking also many flavours and all Thai herbs is good for health help people be healthy and live longer.”

Wilawan Horsham – Co owner and Chef

Gina Horsham
What inspired you to get into cooking?
Because I love eating clean and nice food.  To be a chef means I can cook for my self and I can be able to have a nice clean and tasty meal.
 Where did you train to become a chef or who taught you?
I grew up with a big family.  My Grand-ma used to cook everyday.  I learnt from from her since before I can remember.  I also did a proper cooking course with a chef with 40 years experience.  She worked with us until she retired.  Before we opened Sabai I learnt fruit and vegetable carving at Wandee Culinary Art School in Bangkok.
 What is your favourite Thai dish and why?  Somtum (Papaya Salad) because  it is always made fresh and has so many different flavour’s – sweet, sour, spicy and its nice and healthy.
 How many years have you been cooking?  7 years as a chef but I have cooked since I was very young.
 If you weren’t a chef what would you be?  I would probably be working in an office.
 Other than Thai food what is your favourite to eat when you go out?  Spanish Tapas or Italian.
“Thai cuisine is a celebration of the fresh and fragrant.  It has an abundance of delicious flavours which will make you want even more.  The lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components can have a nice spicy edge.  Thai food is known for its complex interplay of at least three and up to five fundamental taste senses in each dish or the overall meal.  Sour, sweet, salty, bitter and of course spicy!”
Wannarin and Gina

Greeting the audience at the Live Food Show at Brighton’s Churchill Square.

 

Meet the Chef's of Sabai Thai Gastrobar

Wilawan Horsham with Andrew Kay at the Live Food show for the Brighton and Hove Food and drink festival.

Left – Wilawan along side Andrew Kay doing a live food demonstration at the Brighton and Hove Food and Drink festival                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Right – Gina and Wannarin taking part at the Live food stage at Churchill Square

 

Kung – Sous Chef

 

What inspired you to get into cooking?  I love to cook and eat too.  So now I can cook myself my own tasty food! (Haha)
 
Where did you train to become a chef or who taught you?  I got experience from working in Thai restaurant as a chef assistant.

What is your favourite Thai dish and why?  Noodle soup because it has so many flavour’s and I can add the flavour by my self.  It has got noodles, meat and vegetable which means I can have carbohydrate, protein and calcium.
 
How many years have you been cooking?  4 years
 If you weren’t a chef what would you be?  Volunteer work in the zoo, because I love taking care of animals and love nature.
 Other than Thai food what is your favourite to eat when you go out? Mexican
Meet the chef's of Sabai Thai Gastrobar
“Thai food has so many flavours and is finely cooked.  All our ingredients are from nature which is very healthy and tasty.”
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