Pum’s vision is to concentrate on the basics, to reach the heart of Thailand’s fragrances and tastes. At her restaurants you won’t find unnecessary decoration or flavours that would divert your attention from the essential. Only natural ingredients, fresh vegetables and subtle tastes with a lot of love.
When Pum was a student in England, she didn’t have much time for cooking, nor a lot of money. She didn’t have access to all the ingredients she would have found in her homeland either. Therefore, only one solution, Lazy Cuisine! Behind this purposely-provocative name, is in fact hidden a lot of research from Pum: how to do a qualitative cuisine, without the help of artificial products from the food business, and with limited means. Pum has spent a lot of time and energy so that you can save some! Surprising she didn’t fail any of her years during her studies!
Pum's food is definitely Thai and deeply rooted in the recipes her Grandmother taught her when she was a small child. Nevertheless, don’t expect to find the same interpretation of the recipes as in classical Thai restaurants: Pum has her own vision of the art of cooking, and a strong character; like all the chefs, she has added her personal touch to the preparations, faithful to the principles of her Lazy Cuisine!
Neither one, nor the other, but both in one go! Pum’s cuisine is modern in the sense that it is in line with the expectations of our times: natural and fresh ingredients, no artificial additive, little fat, a lot of vegetables … But it is also traditional because this way of cooking is the most ancient, the one her grandmother used when Pum was still a little girl, before the food-processing industry got involved.
Being constantly exposed to food for which tastes have been exaggerated and caricatured, among others because of the massive use of Mono Sodium Glutamate in Asian cuisine, our taste buds have become numb. We struggle to feel the subtlety of the natural tastes. Just like a smoker who quits will slowly recovers his sensitivity, take the time to get used to Pum’s cuisine. You will see that very quickly you will feel the presence of artificial flavour enhancers and the heaviness due to the presence of an excess of fat in other dishes you may encounter. Let yourself detox!
Don't forget that Pum has spiced her dishes to her taste. Since she doesn't like to eat spicy because she wants to be able to distinguish all the tastes, if you want extra hot, ask our staff, they will be happy to make you sweat. But don’t forget that while Thai food has a reputation of being spicy, this is not the case for all the dishes and many of them don’t contain chillies at all!
Who is PUM?
Pum started to cook around the age of ten, starting with traditional cuisine taught to her by her Grandmother... But it is only during her studies in England that her vocation was really born! Once she returned to Thailand, she opened her first restaurant on the tiny island of Ko Phi Phi. With restaurants in Thailand, France and the UK, she now really starts to spread her wings. Since she is not the kind of person to sit on the back seat, Pum has also written cookbooks and has created a range of sauces and pastes, that will turn you into a perfect expert of her Lazy Cuisine, in the comfort of your own house. And if you have time, why not attend one of the cooking classes we held on a regular basis! All of the above is available in our online shop, not even necessary for you to move to get everything... Exercice time will start when you cook! Enjoy dancing in your kitchen...