Bai Mai Thai, Detroit MI | Merchant Profile

Apple and her husband worked at an Americanized Thai restaurant as chefs when it opened in 2006. In 2008, they purchased the restaurant and changed the name to Bai Mai Thai. ìIn the beginning, we had a tough time since we had to change the name and everyone was used to the old taste,î explained Apple. Apple and her husband are both from Thailand and wanted to offer Detroit a more authentic Thai experience. They changed the menu and taste a lot, and customers started complaining that it tasted different. It took three years for people to get used to and enjoy the taste, but Apple is happy that people have found a new appreciation for Thai culture. ìAfter a while, people who visited Thailand came back and started giving us compliments on how our food tastes just like it did there,î explained Apple. Apple is happy she took the risk, ìEveryone likes it now!î Apple came to the United States when she was 16 to go to high school. She stayed for college and never went back. She loves the freedom she has in America. In Thailand, she was not able to express her opinions or argue her point of view.Customers love Bai Mai Thaiís Pad Thai. Apple offers the sweeter American style or the more traditional Thai style. The Fried Rices are also very popular, especially the Coconut Fried Rice, made with fresh pineapple, cashew nut, green onion, white onion, peas, carrot, tomato, and egg, topped with pepper, scallion, and cucumber.***On October 20, 2016 Bai Mai Thai will be donating 10% of all sales to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, so come out and support a great cause!***

1541 E Lafayette St
Detroit, MI 48207