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Consider this. H-Town Foodies has existed for six episodes. It took H-Town Foodies six episodes before they finally came around to Uptown Park to dig around some of the better eateries in Houston. R&G, Chef Jett’s restaurant, how awesome the Thai food is in the area and more. If you want to dig into the previous episodes of H-Town Foodies, check out their YouTube channel. Until then, let’s watch and get hungry all at once, alright?

Uptown is full of Thai funk in this episode as we visit a a banging asian cuisine restaurant in popular Galleria area of H-Town. The family operated business has authentic Thai origins and some very cool treats on the menu. Our host Ayana talks with Chef Jett and gets a taste of his hometown.

Executive Chef Junnajet “Jett” Hurapan, a native of Bangkok, Thailand, values the robust, fresh flavors of traditional Thai cuisine, and delivers extraordinary tastes and textures, whether savory or sweet, in all the dishes he creates. He uses fresh ingredients—garlic, shrimp paste, thai chilies, lemongrass, galangal, coconut, rhizome, —and melds them together to create a sophisticated, subtle elegance in which every element is in perfect balance. He also prepares and grinds fresh spices to enhance the clean, light, burst of zest to the food. His distinct cooking has been passed down from generation after generation, from both his grandmother and father, Chef Taweewat Hurapan. Chef Jett has won the “Best of the Best” Chef Award from Excellent Culinary, now a part of the American Culinary Institute.

Jira Hurapan, Chef “Jett’s” wife, is the pastry chef at Songkran. Pastry Chef Jira prepares everything in-house from scratch and only with the freshest of ingredients. Jira creates and continuously experiments with new desserts. She uses fresh lychees, jackfruit, taro root, tapioca, bananas, and mangoes. She creates homemade sorbets, ice cream and at times makes her popular hand-crafted truffles.