Kitty Tang is the owner of Kittyís Thai Kitchen that opened in 1995. She grew up in Thailand and always possessed a passion for cooking. When she came to the United States, all Kitty knew was that she wanted to cook. She ended up buying a Cracker Barrel Deli restaurant where the previous owner taught her how to prepare and make classic American sandwiches. Over time Kitty learned how to execute everything perfectly, but decided she wanted to slowly change the restaurantís cuisine to Thai because there were no Thai restaurants in the area.Today, Kittyís Thai Kitchen specializes in creating healthy, authentic, and fresh Thai cuisine. The restaurant is set up to be fast and casual, where customers order and pay up front then seat themselves and wait to be served. Kittyís can seat around thirty-five to forty people and is open Wednesday through Friday. The restaurant is a great spot to catch a quick lunch during the week.One of the most popular dishes on the menu is the Pad Thai. It is stir fried rice noodles with egg, tofu, carrots, bean sprouts, green onions, and peanuts. Another fan favorite is the Drunken Noodles, which is shrimp, egg, chicken, red bell pepper, onion, and zucchini tossed in a chili basil sauce. For an appetizer, Kittyís Lemongrass Hot Wings are hugely popular and tasty. Kittyís Thai Kitchen does not serve alcohol, but does allow guests to bring in their own if they choose. Catering is also available upon request with at least twenty-four hour notice prior to the event.One thing that sets Kittyís Thai Kitchen apart from the rest is the fact that she offers cooking classes every Sunday and Monday. It all began when a customer approached Kitty to see if they could learn how to cook one of their favorite dishes from the menu in case Kitty ever retired. Kitty agreed and has been teaching her customers her secrets in the kitchen ever since. Kittyís cooking classes are great for group outings that promote team bonding and working together. You may also reserve the cooking classes for Birthday parties or any other special occasion. It is obvious to see that Kitty cares deeply for each and every one of her customers and that they care just as much for her. She designed a brand new dessert for a couple that celebrated their 29th anniversary at her restaurant.ìWe hope you name the beautiful and delicious heart-shaped mango rose & sticky rice dessert you made for our 29th anniversary ëKittyís Celebrationí because you are more than a chef, you are an artist!î Kitty has continued to make the dessert and describes her thought process in creating the one-of-a-kind dish:ìEvery aspect of this heart and rose shaped mango laying upon a bed of sticky rice has a deep meaning. The red background represents luck and prosperity for the family. The black & white sticky rice represents the challenges of our life: whether through thick or thin, rich or poor, we still stick together like sticky rice. The white plate stands for the foundation of a pure mind and good intentions for each other. For now and for the future, may we always have good friendship and companionship similar to the philosophy of yellow mango rose.îFrom there, Kitty created another meaningful dessert that is named Kittyís Flower Pot.ìA fruity, nutty work of art consisting of yellow mango, red plum, and green leaf on a bed of roasted almond nuts and shredded coconut. This whimsical dessert symbolizes the hard work from the ground up it takes to have better relationships with family and friends. With seeds of love, patience and time, the flowering joy of happiness is sure to come.îIn the end it is clear to see that Kitty has not only established a successful restaurant, but also an amazing relationship with her customers and community. Kittyís Thai Kitchen not only serves delicious and fresh food, but also gives the community a place where they can learn more about Thai culture and cuisine. Make sure to stop by Kittyís Thai Kitchen the next time youíre in the area for a truly unforgettable experience!
3100 Capitol Ave. Suite H
Fremont, CA 94538