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Spend an evening enjoying our original Thai vegan recipes as well as some recent creations at our new permanent NYC location.
Spend an evening enjoying our original Thai vegan recipes as well as some recent creations at our new permanent NYC location.
54 backers pledged $6,796 to help bring this project to life.

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What a journey the last few years have been!

We opened the first May Kaidee NYC location in late 2016 and though we encountered many challenges, the experience was overall a success. Our first location was somewhere between a pop-up and established restaurant, and what we learned is that there is a crowd of fellow passionate foodies in NYC who equal the number of those who visit our Thailand locations each year. For this reason we felt it necessary to try and establish a permanent NYC location as quickly as possible. Several months later we are nearly ready to open our doors on East Broadway in Manhattan and we can't wait to have everyone visit. Our new location is more than twice as large as the previous one, offering plenty of space for comfortable seating.

At the new location we plan to focus on making the most interesting and comfortable dining experience while continuing to provide the best Thai vegan food in the world.

We will be focusing on training at the new location over the next few weeks before opening for dine-in service in late September, however we would like to host dinners on 3 evenings in August and 4 evenings in early September to allow everyone to preview the new location and try a new variation of our tasting menu while hopefully providing us with feedback. The opportunity will allow us to put our training into practice and offer a boost toward helping to open for daily service in late September.

Please join us on any of the following evenings.

Saturday August 25
Wednesday August 29
Friday August 31
Friday September 7
Saturday September 8
Sunday September 9
Monday September 10

We look forward to see you!

Note: Please disregard the reference to Oct 2018 in the rewards. That text appears due to an issue with the Kickstarter site.

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    May Kaidee's Cookbook

    A copy of May Kaidee's new 3rd Edition Cookbook featuring over 50 recipes including many favorites from our restaurants. Includes full color photos and printed in two styles for you to choose from. One for kitchen-use and another for coffee table display. The kitchen-use style is a flexible design that allows the book to naturally sit flat on a counter top to refer to while cooking. The coffee table style is thicker with heavier binding making it nice for showcasing in your home. A great gift for the holidays.

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    1 tasting menu dinner - August 16

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    1 tasting menu dinner - August 25

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    1 tasting menu dinner - August 31

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    1 tasting menu dinner - September 9

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    2 tasting menu dinners - August 16

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    2 tasting menu dinners - August 31

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    2 tasting menu dinners - September 7

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    2 tasting menu dinners - September 8

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    3 tasting menu dinners - August 25

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    3 tasting menu dinners - August 29

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    3 tasting menu dinners - August 31

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    3 tasting menu dinners - September 7

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    3 tasting menu dinners - September 8

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    3 tasting menu dinners - September 9

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    3 tasting menu dinners - September 10

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    4 tasting menu dinners - August 16

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    4 tasting menu dinners - August 25

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    4 tasting menu dinners - August 29

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    4 tasting menu dinners - August 31

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    4 tasting menu dinners - September 7

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    4 tasting menu dinners - September 8

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    4 tasting menu dinners - September 9

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    4 tasting menu dinners - September 10

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    Thai cooking class - December 1

    Join our Thai cooking class 2pm Saturday December 1, 2018 at our new NYC location. Learn how to make chili paste, fresh spring rolls, peanut sauce, Massaman curry, Pad Thai and black sticky rice and mango dessert. These are hands-on classes where students eat each recipe after making it. 1 backer reward per every $100 pledged.

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    Thai cooking class - December 8

    Join our Thai cooking class 2pm Saturday December 8, 2018 at our new NYC location. Learn how to make chili paste, fresh spring rolls, peanut sauce, Massaman curry, Pad Thai and black sticky rice and mango dessert. These are hands-on classes where students eat each recipe after making it. 1 backer reward per every $100 pledged.

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    Thai cooking class - December 15

    Join our Thai cooking class 2pm Saturday December 15, 2018 at our new NYC location. Learn how to make chili paste, fresh spring rolls, peanut sauce, Massaman curry, Pad Thai and black sticky rice and mango dessert. These are hands-on classes where students eat each recipe after making it. 1 backer reward per every $100 pledged.

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    Thai cooking class - December 22

    Join our Thai cooking class 2pm Saturday December 22, 2018 at our new NYC location. Learn how to make chili paste, fresh spring rolls, peanut sauce, Massaman curry, Pad Thai and black sticky rice and mango dessert. These are hands-on classes where students eat each recipe after making it. 1 backer reward per every $100 pledged.

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    Thai cooking class - December 29

    Join our Thai cooking class 2pm Saturday December 29, 2018 at our new NYC location. Learn how to make chili paste, fresh spring rolls, peanut sauce, Massaman curry, Pad Thai and black sticky rice and mango dessert. These are hands-on classes where students eat each recipe after making it. 1 backer reward per every $100 pledged.

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    How to make chili paste - December 2

    Join our Thai chili paste making class 2pm Sunday December 2, 2018 at our new NYC location. Learn how to make the base ingredients used in Thai cooking including Tom Yam, red and green chili pastes. Thai recipes created with hand made chili paste have a dramatically different flavor than those made with store bought varieties. After creating the chili paste students will learn how to make Massaman, green, red or panang curry from the freshly made paste. The class is hands-on and students will eat the recipe they create.1 backer reward per every $100 pledged.

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    How to make tofu class - December 9

    Join our tofu making class 2pm Sunday December 9, 2018 at our new NYC location. Learn how to make the popular protein ingredient used in Thai cooking that was invented over 2,000 years ago. Hand made tofu has a unique taste and texture, adding a special touch to your Thai vegan cooking. After creating the tofu students will learn how to make Massaman, green, red or panang curry with the freshly made tofu. The class is hands-on and students will eat the recipe they create.1 backer reward per every $100 pledged.

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    Thai Raw food class - December 16

    Introducing the general principles of preparation, ingredients, using dehydrators and techniques specific to Raw vegan Thai recipes. Designed for students with no previous experience with Raw food preparation. Recipes taught will include mango sauce, papaya salad, raw tom yam soup, coconut noodle Pad Thai and dragon fruit ice cream cake.1 backer reward per every $100 pledged.

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    Thai desserts class - December 23

    Join our Thai desserts class 2pm Sunday December 23, 2018 at our new NYC location. Learn how to make our famous black sticky rice and mango dessert, Raw dragon fruit ice cream cake and Isaan sticky rice wrapped in banana leaf dessert. Savory snacks will be served at the start of the class before students eat all of the desserts made during the hands-on instruction. 1 backer reward per every $100 pledged.

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    5 tasting menu dinners - August 25

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    5 tasting menu dinners - August 29

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    6 tasting menu dinners - August 25

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    6 tasting menu dinners - August 29

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