New Pop-up Alert: Tiny Thai Offers Hard-to-find Thai Dishes in Buffalo

Chor Muang / Photo courtesy of Tiny Thai
Chor Muang / Photo courtesy of Tiny Thai

Tiny Thai is a brand new pop-up events and catering company run by Kae Baramee, a cook at 100 Acres at Hotel Henry who is originally from Thailand and started cooking with her family at 11 years old.

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Tiny Thai specializes in traditional Isan recipes using local ingredients whenever possible. The company will also soon offer catering and cooking classes. For more on Tiny Thai’s story and services visit tinythai.biz.

Gai Yang / Photo courtesy of Tiny Thai

On the menu you’ll find Gai Yang, meaning “grilled chicken” in Thai, originates from the Northeastern Isan region. A popular street food in Bangkok, it is marinated in garlic, lemongrass, cilantro roots, Thai soy sauce, and fish sauce and then grilled. It is served with sticky rice and spicy dipping sauces.

Chor Muang / Photo courtesy of Tiny Thai
Chor Muang / Photo courtesy of Tiny Thai

Tiny Thai will also serve Chor Muang. Using a recipe dating back 200 years to King Rama II, these beautiful sweet and savory steamed dumplings were originally served to Thai nobility. Their vivid purple color comes from the butterfly pea blossom flower and they require care in shaping each one by hand. They are topped with coconut milk and eaten with fresh vegetables and raw chili pepper.

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Tiny Thai Kick-Off Pop-Up Event

This weekend only (July 25 – 26) Tiny Thai is teaming up with Buffalo Bike Tours and Buffalo Obscura on a two-day food pop-up featuring two hard-to-find Thai dishes: Gai Yang and Chor Muang. Both days Tiny Thai will be serving up to-go orders just outside the Buffalo Bike Tours kiosk from 12pm-6pm.

Here’s the Tiny Thai Pop-up rundown:
  • What: Tiny Thai Pop-Up: Gai Yang & Chor Muang
  • Where: Buffalo Bike Tours Canalside Kiosk, 1 Naval Park Cove, Buffalo, NY 14202
  • When: Sat July 25 and Sun July 26, 12pm-6pm both days

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The Tiny Thai pop-up is held in conjunction with Buffalo Obscura’s Window Shopping Art Pop-Up, a multiple-venue, one-week-only series of photo installations taking place at 13 locations across the City of Buffalo. During the two days, people will also be able to pick up a map of locations, rent a bicycle from Buffalo Bike Tours, and take a self-guided tour. For more information on the photo exhibitions see the Facebook event.

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