Kay Soodjai

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend With Cod, Beer & Enchiladas

    Go Fish Weekend @ Khun Kay Thai Cafe Friday, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, noon to 9:30 p.m., Monday, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. 1209 Montrose Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to summer and to Khun Kay Thai Cafe, that means it's time to go fishing. Today through Monday, the Thai rest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Upcoming Events: Weekday Lunch Menu at Saint Arnold Brewery

    Saint Arnold Brewery now has a lunch menu , and it's offered Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Visit the brewery and order the Saint Arnold Daily Lunch Special for $17.55, which includes the lunch special of the day, two extra courses and beer. Order the Meat and Texas Cheese Plate fea ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 19, 2012

    Like That Chain Restaurant?

    Try this local one instead.

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Like That Chain Restaurant? Try This Local One Instead

    In the last couple of weeks, we've explored fun and funky Texas wines to drink in lieu of old standbys like Cabernet and Chardonnay and we've showcased local beers that can be enlisted to help wean your friends off adjunct lagers made by giant corporations. And just like we all have loved ones that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Dining Out on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day​It's allegedly the most wonderful time of the year. But we're guessing whomever penned that phrase never spent Christmas Eve amid the pandemonium of wide-eyed, frantic shoppers desperately trying to cross those last few names off of the shopping list, or stayed up until the wee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Eating Out on Easter Sunday

    ​Ahhh Easter, a pastel-colored day filled with stale marshmallow candy, uncomfortable clothing, hard-boiled eggs and magical hares. And when the Easter Bunny comes to town, many of us go out to eat. So many, in fact, that Easter Sunday is currently the second most popular day for dining out (M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Twenty Ways to Please Your Lover on Valentine's Day

    ​*17 - Alden Hotel (February 14) Chef Sam Beier has created a lust-worthy Valentine's Day menu featuring Sunchoke Veloute, Roasted Lobster Salad, Shrimp-Crusted Flounder, Cane Sugar Cured Duck Breast, Petite Filet with Favas and Lobster Ravioli, and Caramelized Halibut, among others. The mea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Chef Chat: Kay Soodjai of Khun Kay Thai Café

    ​Kay Soodjai and her sister-in-law Supatra Yooto opened the Golden Room in Montrose 27 years ago. Last year they replaced the venerable Golden Room with Khun (Madame) Kay Thai Café (1209 Montrose), with a fast-casual concept and less expensive meals. Supatra, who describes herself as more of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Khun Kay Thai Café's Summer Lettuce Wrap Recipe

    When Supatra Yooto and Kay Soodjai opened the Golden room in 1982, they originally had a mostly Chinese menu. The Thai items increased as the cuisine gained popularity in Houston. When I first visited the restaurant some 20 years later, I had a whole red snapper and heard Soodjai say that the decora ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 29, 1996

    Sticking to Tradition

    The Golden Room has a way of keeping the spirits happy