My name is Nipaporn “Kukie”.
I love Lexington which has been my home for nearly 20 years. I opened
Jasmine Rice in 2010. I really enjoy
meeting and sharing my food and culture with all my loyal customers. My
restaurant has enabled me to become friends with so many people in the
community. I enjoy serving my customers
so much that I have expanded to include a food truck and catering so I can
share my food and extend my friendship to more of the community.
My passion for food comes from my mother who
cooked in our home and prepared street food in Thailand for more than 30 years.
I grew up in Northeast Thailand near Laos.
The area is rich in Thai culture, with strong Vietnamese influences. My upbringing has cultivated my love of food
and continues to guide my cooking style.
I am very proud of my restaurant which strives for excellent customer
service and food preparation, using only the freshest quality ingredients
purchased and prepared fresh daily. My happiness comes from seeing my friends
and customers eat and enjoy my food.
would like to thank you for your ongoing support.