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Meet the Tastemakers: Chaht Suansilphong + Dustin Everett of Fish Cheeks

This somewhat unlikely, yet dynamic duo slings the most fire flavors from their Noho kitchen.

By Kim Pham

Coconut Lemongrass Curry Saucy Noodles

This somewhat unlikely, yet dynamic duo slings the most fire flavors from their Noho kitchen.

When we met Chaht Suansilphong + Dustin Everett (the mastermind + executive chef behind NYC’s Fish Cheeks, respectively) we fell in love with their dedication to uncompromised Thai flavors, pulled from Chaht and his brother Ohm’s upbringing and studies in Bangkok.

Named for the lean, tender cheek meat that is considered the tastiest part of a fish and a delicacy in Asia, the critically-acclaimed and widely-beloved Fish Cheeks offers a menu of unabashedly intense, fresh, + vivid dishes that span the diverse regions of Thailand. Proud, loud, and fiery: we can’t imagine better Tastemakers to collaborate with for Omsom’s Coconut Lemongrass Curry Saucy Noodles.

A nod to the beloved khao soi, these bright + luscious noodles are reminiscent of the crew’s experiences in Thailand – and a reflection of their joyous, upbeat personas. Omsom’s saucy noodles are a reflection of the path less traveled – and we couldn’t have had more fun on our shoot day with Chaht in his restaurant.

The Bangkok native took us on a tattoo tour – his first tattoo (which symbolizes his birth in the Chinese Zodiac’s Tiger Year) and an IYKYK one – from the manga One Piece. These tattoos are a form of self-expression – and according to Chaht, we share with the world a bit of who we are through this creativity.Chef Dustin is also no stranger to inventive Asian flavors, having spent time in the kitchens of beloved NYC staples like Pig & Khao + Momofuku Ssam Bar. Chef Chaht + Dustin’s bold creativity shows up in the Fish Cheeks menu – and these saucy noodles are no exception.

In a country where most Thai cuisine has been made very sweet to match mainstream American palates, this dynamic duo eschews that path for the road less taken. Dig into this nod to the iconic khao soi, packed with aromatic lemongrass + creamy coconut flavors!

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