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Since 2017

"Fat Nomads came to my attention as a Thai and Chinese food truck that Ruangsangwatana and a friend from D.C. Noodles ran for a year from 2017 to 2018. They called it Fat Nomads, she told me in an interview for Bethesda Magazine then, because they were chubby and had wanderlust"

"The chefs operated a series of supper clubs and pop-ups throughout the DMV (and Baltimore) through 2019, and were the chefs of Som Tam restaurant in Union Market, which opened in July 2019 and closed in March 2020 when the pandemic began"

"Expect the unexpected at Fat Nomads supper club, but don’t expect compromise on the boldness of the chefs’ cooking. “Our customers are guinea pigs to me,” Limvatana says. “The challenge for me is to make food to prove that Americans will love any dish prepared the right way.”

Review by David Hagedorn

September 17, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. EDT

The Washington Post

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