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Chef: Kitty Ashi - Executive Chef/Owner

Chef Kitty Ashi

About the Chef

Chef Ashi grew up in Thailand. Almost everyone in her family worked in the restaurant business - from street carts to full service restaurants. Chef Ashi began her culinary career at the young age of six, when she would help her aunt shop for ingredients, as well as prep and cook some foods. "I learned by watching my mom and chef cook at my Mom's restaurant, Chef Ashi tells us."

Chef Ashi has been in the United States for 10 years now, working in many restaurants (15 hour days for 6 days a week), until finally opening her own with her sous chef Chef Pooh.

Chef Ashi says one of her favorite dishes to prepare is lemonglass chilli tofu, Braised Beef noodle soup. "Fresh ingredients make a dish more interesting."

Awards

  • 2016 Best Entree, Mason Dixon Master Chef Tournament
  • 2015 Best of Cville, Best Thai restaurant in town
  • 2015 Order Up Loved by Local
  • 2014 Runner up Best of Cville, Best Thai Restaurant
  • 2013 Horner Best of Cville,Best Thai restaurant
  • 2012 Nominated Best of Cville, Best Thai restaurant
  • Monsoon Siam2 (located in Madison,Wisconsin)

  • 2015 Top3 Best Thai from 3 Best rated
  • 2015 Best Thai Trip Adviser Madison
  • 2014 Best Thai on Yelp Madison
  • Influences

    Chef Ashi credits her mother and Chef Krit from Thai Flavor Restaurant, as well as her sous chef, for being her biggest influences in cooking.

    Restaurant

    <b>Monsoon Siam</b>

    About the Restaurant

    Monsoon Siam serves quality food and drinks with reasonable prices, inspired by original Thai cuisine. This influence has involved into an eclectic and personal menu, including favorites like Pad Thai, Tom Yum noodles soup and vegetarian foods.

    In the summer, Monsoon Siam has a large shady patio overlooking Market Street. Also in the winter, we have a colorful eclectic decor inside, featuring art and furniture by employees and friends, past and present.

    Patcharin Srisunthorn - Sous Chef

    Chef Patcharin Srisunthorn

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    Pooh Wonglaka - Sous Chef

    Chef Pooh Wonglaka

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