Well hello there.
I’m Rommanee (Rome-Mah-Nee), but everyone calls me Romy.
Growing up, my high chair was the kitchen counter. A dumpling-shaped child teetering on the edge, ready with a happily open mouth for whatever food came my way. I can’t complain as this explains to my excellent sense of balance and the beginning of my food obsession.
The product of a classically trained French Chef and a mad culinary adventurer mother (Cheetos+Som Tum anyone?), living in the kitchen is second nature. But it wasn’t until I moved to London, unable to find a proper job, and was a bit homesick that I truly began honing my skills as a cook.
Hey, a girl has gotta keep busy.
Five years and three visas later, I found a lab job that I love and married the most amazing tech master/chief taster, G, who encouraged me to start Thai Me Up Kitchen as a healthy way to feed the Feeder in me.
Thai Me Up Kitchen is a culinary journey inspired by my Thai heritage, love of British & French cooking, growing up in sunny California all whizzed up into one cheeky Londoner. I hope you enjoy.
Thanks for visiting,
FAQ or stuff you should know about me…
Where are your favourite London haunts? The corner of Potters Fields Park for people watching, pizza from Franco Manca, Laduree macarons (especially the chestnut ones), Fortnum & Mason for making all things fancy, tapas at Dehesa, walking along Bankside and I’m still on the hunt for a life changing London burrito.
What is your favourite dish? My dad’s Curried Dungeness Crab
What would be your last meal would be? Chocolate Bavarian cream donuts, Peking duck, Chinese broccoli and red mashed potatoes. Yes, in that order.
Any guilty food pleasures? La Salade Landaise (look it up if you are brave), too much mayonnaise on sandwiches, tinned peaches and cold roasted chicken.