Chef / Owner, NIGHT + MARKET
Kris Yenbamroong is the 29 year-old Chef of NIGHT + MARKET, his West Hollywood restaurant which might be described as something between a temple of regional Thai street food and a makeshift dinner party in an empty gallery annex. In only its first year, it has garnered a spot on LA Weekly’s 99 essential restaurants list, by Pulitzer Prize winning writer, Jonathan Gold.
If the restaurant had a mission statement, it would read as follows: "We aim to make the most delicious and authentic Thai food to facilitate drinking and fun-having amongst friends." There is a term for this in Thai: “aharn glam lao.”
Yenbamroong attended New York University and graduated with a degree in Film. He has no formal culinary training.