About

Thai Village is a family owned business run by Chef Somchai Sriweawnetr, Sara and Somphol Plabutong. It is located on Main Street in Stoneham, MA. The Plabutong family, originally from Bangkok, Thailand, recently opened this new establishment in addition to their other family restaurant––Equator, which is located in South End, Boston.

 

Equator first opened its doors on May 12, 2004, offering full service dining, take out and delivery. Thai Village hopes to bring the same delicious cuisine and warm service to the town of Stoneham.

The executive chef of Thai Village is Sara's father, Somchai Sriweawnetr––better known as Chef Sam––who has been a professional chef for more than 35 years. With experience serving senators, ambassadors, and former presidents around the world, he brings his worldly expertise to this local establishment.

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