Lake Anne Plaza

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chiName: Chai Lerlertkitsakun

Business: Singh Thai Restaurant

Years in Business: 6

Where Do You Live in Reston? Cameron Crescent

Why did you decide to open your business in Lake Anne vs another location? What made you get into this line of work of owning/running a small business/restaurant?

I found that Lake Anne is a good community with good people. I decided to open up a Thai restaurant because I wanted to share what authentic Thai food tastes like to other people. I discovered upon arriving to this country that most Thai restaurants “Americanize” their recipes for Thai food and I was really disappointed. My dad, who is the chef, and I owned a restaurant in Thailand for a number of years, and we use the same recipes that we used over there to serve our customers.

Tell us one thing most don’t know about you or would be a surprise?

I used to be an artist and I also used to work in the Computer Information Systems field.

What do you like to do outside work?

I like watching action-fantasy films and go to the gym.

What are three things on your bucket list?

Make my parents happy, have a family, and build a second location for Singh Thai.

If you had only one word to describe owning a business, what would you say? 

Satisfaction.

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