Krongtong Na Songkhla (known as Krong), a Thai native, first learned Thai cooking as a child in the southern province of Songkhla, Thailand. She spent many years helping her mother and grandmother prepare everyday meals for her family.
While studying for her MBA at the University of Michigan, Krong missed the unique flavors of Thailand which she so loved. Unable to find necessary ingredients for her own recipes, she worked to develop techniques and to modify recipes yet keep the True Taste of Thai in all her dishes.
Krong graduated from the prestigious Wandee Culinary School in Bangkok, Thailand which is operated by Professor Wandee Na Songkhla whom Krong respects her as grandmother. There she mastered Thai culinary skills including the preparation of many traditional dishes and the Thai art of fruit carving. Graduates of Wandee Culinary School have also gone on to cook for Thai Ambassadors and Royalty and have opened successful eateries throughout the world.
Now settled in Carlsbad, California with her husband, Krong developed True Taste of Thai in order to share her experience and knowledge with others. She has also been a featured instructor at culinary schools in San Diego area.
Since many people may be intimidated by seemingly exotic ingredients, it is Krong’s goal to ease your worries and encourage you to experience the amazing world of Thai cuisine!