Welcome to the official website of Blue Basil, of Austin, TX. We are proud to have been serving the Austin community for over three years, firstly with founder Mr. Triet Hyunh (Vietnamese) and most recently followed on with Ms. Pranom Chudmaroeng (Thai) – former cook and now cook and co-owner of the truck along with her husband, Bill. 🙂
Ms. Chudmaroeng, formerly of the Sea Dragon Restaurant on Research Boulevard, has operated a number of restaurants in Bangkok and Phuket, Thailand, before coming to the United States in 2011. Bill and Nom have been married for 24 years living mostly in Phuket, Thailand (22 years) but also including a two-year stint in Beijing (just before and during the 2008 Olympics!). We are now happily residing here in Austin trying to feed our four wonderful children, three of whom – Jackson, Jordan, and Kevin – attend Westwood High School in Northwest Austin. We have a grown daughter – Ploy – in Thailand.
We have blended together the favorites from Mr. Triet’s previous menu along with some of Pranom’s tried-and-true specialties from her days in Thailand coming up with a Thai/Vietnamese-themed menu featuring, for example, both Thai Chicken Curry but also Banh Mi sandwiches.