Sunun Saranai

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About Me

Chef Sunun is a native of Bangkok, Thailand who came to the U.S. in the early 2000's. In Bangkok she operated her own street cart for decades serving up classic street food dishes like popular stir-fried noodles and other specialties. When arriving in Charlottesville, VA she worked at various Thai restaurants until 2014 when she wanted to open up her own. It was then when she consulted with her husband Roj Snitrak, and friends Visespong Punyanitya and Jay Pun to open Thai Cuisine & Noodle House in the Stoneridge (formerly Village Green) shopping center.

Teaching Style

Chef Sunun specializes in stir-fry wok cooking, curries, as well as Thai noodle soups & Vietnamese pho. Her favorite dishes to make are Pad Thai, Drunken Noodles, among many other Thai specialties.

Chef Sunun gives live lessons to the public with the purchase of a meal kit with all the ingredients necessary to follow along and cook with, via Facebook & Instagram Live. Private lessons are also available by request.

Available By

  • Zoom
  • FaceTime
  • Skype

Payments Accepted

  • Credit Card
  • Invoice

Some Supplies You Might Need

-Stove (gas is preferable, electric is fine)
-Wok (non-stick pan is fine)
-Access to Asian Groceries if student cannot pick up meal kit from our restaurant

Work Sample

*TRAIN is a free service offered by the Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Humanities, which receives no proceeds from instruction. Our mission is to connect artists directly with students, and all instructional arrangements and financial agreements are made exclusively between the artists and the students. The Virginia Folklife Program does not assume responsibility or liability for these arrangements.