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Kitchen talk with Jazz Singsanong and Tui Sungkamee of Jitlada
Kitchen talk with Jazz Singsanong and Tui Sungkamee of Jitlada

In 1979, Sarintip "Jazz" Singsanong showed up in Los Angeles with a suitcase and all of $200 to her name. Twenty-seven years later, in 2006, she and her brother Suthiporn "Tui" Sungkamee, the eldest of the 12 children, took over Jitlada, a long-established Thai restaurant in Hollywood, with Tui working as chef and Jazz positioned at the front of the house. They slowly transformed Jitlada, specializing in the spicy southern Thai cooking they knew from home and building a cult following in the process. Beyond the food, so much of the success of Jitlada revolves around your relationship with your customers. Can you talk about this bond and what the customers mean to you?...

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