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Thai Delight opens at Stateline

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Jonah M. Kessel / Tahoe Daily TribuneThai Delight is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. It's at 177 Highway 50, by the intersection of Kahle Drive and Highway 50. For more information, call (775) 588-5888.

If people are craving authentic Pad Thai, they should stop in to Thai Delight.

La Eard Chong opened Thai Delight on Monday, and is anxious for more people to try her food.

“It’s a tough time to come here, but I’m confidant with the food quality and service,” Chong said.

Chong also owns two other Thai restaurants: Thai Recipe in Incline Village, and Thai Jasmine in Gardnerville.

Chong’s son Art Chong will be in charge of running Thai Delight since Chong has too look over the two other locations.

Before opening up three restaurants, Chong used to teach. She earned her Ph.D. at Iowa State University in human resources management, and then returned to Thailand and taught for 24 years. She came back to the United States after she finished teaching.

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Chong said she’s enjoying her second career as a restaurateur.

The most important things about a restaurant are the food, service and the price, Chong said. Thai Delight has a lunch special for $7.99 that comes with an entree, green salad , and a choice of rice or Pad Thai.

For the rest of the month, Thai Delight will offer a small, free appetizer for every customer that comes in.

“The magic thing about Thai food is it has a lot of herbs for your health,” Chong said.

All the food Thai Delight offers is fresh and homemade. Chong said everything is made from scratch.

“I try to make my food simple, clean and fresh,” Chong said.

The restaurant is also open for dinner, with most entrees costing $10.99.

She also wants to share her recipes with others. Last year she published a cook book called “Thai Recipe 1-2-3,” which contains all the dishes Chong serves at her restaurants.

The store also takes orders to-go as well, Chong said.

The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. It’s at 177 Highway 50, by the intersection of Kahle Drive and Highway 50. For more information, call (775) 588-5888.