Thai Buddhism Brings Traditional Flavor to Alaska

June 23, 2004

Source: Anchor Daily News

On June 23, 2004 Anchor Daily News reported, "Venerable Sarit Phumjan puts it like this: Wherever people from Thailand live, you'll find two things, a Thai restaurant and a Thai temple. If you want to find out where the temple is, call the restaurant. If you want to find the best Thai food in town, call the temple... Maybe the real secret is that some of the best Thai food in Alaska is found at the temple itself. Traditional Thai cooking is an integral part of a day there. Each morning, a clutter of homemade aromatic soups, locally caught fish, baskets of sticky rice and bright curries are laid out on a floor mat in the dining room in this suburban home turned religious hub."