Creative Thai Street Food

The Washington Post

Soi 38 brings the tastes of Thailand to vivid life

May 28, 2014
Eating at the modish Soi 38 downtown, where a dragon’s eye stares you down at the bar and pork liver shocks the tongue with chilies and lime, you’d never guess the restaurant shares owners with the decade-old Thai Place nearby. MORE

Brightest Young Things

First Look & Taste Test: Soi 38

April 21, 2014
JP Caceres works speedily but more delicately than one realizes behind the bar at Soi 38. It’s generally how he works everywhere– he’s a flurry of activity, involved in every step of a drink’s life from the crafting of bitters and syrups to the carefully crafted ice that makes or break the beverage. If you look away for too long, you’ll miss a step– but he’s happy to tell you what’s going on in his brain and how that translates into what’s in your glass. Excited, even. Careces has tapped into Thai drinking traditions both well known and obscure, and is eager to educate each guest that graces this bar.. MORE

DC Eater

Tom Sietsema Eager to Return to Soi 38

May 29, 2014
Though the restaurateurs’ previous projects aren’t show-stoppers, Tom Sietsema is nonetheless dazzled by their newest endeavor: Soi 38 in Foggy Bottom. The newcomer earns 2.5 stars. MORE


Love Thai? Take An Exclusive Look Inside Soi 38

April 2, 2014
Though the District boasts a good number Thai restaurants, not many have menus that venture beyond pad Thai and other mainstays (though the suburbs are rich with variety for those willing to travel). Hoping to expand the scene are Bangkok natives Nat Ongsangkoon and Dia Khanthongthip, the husband-and-wife team behind Soi 38. MORE

Washington Post

Owners to offer the true flavors of Thailand at Soi 38

April 4, 2014
Ask Nat Ongsangkoon or Dia Khanthongthip how American-style Thai food differs from the dishes they eat in their native Bangkok, and they don’t hesitate. The couple, in fact, uses the exact same word. MORE


8 New Restaurants to Try Now

April 4, 2014
A taste of Bangkok-style street food comes to Foggy Bottom on April 15 with the opening of this golden-hued restaurant from a native Thai team. More unusual fare, such as grilled pork neck and curry khao soi noodles, joins pad Thai and other standards, while barman JP Caceres designed an impressive cocktail program to match. MORE

Washington Business Journal

New restaurant roundup: New spots for National Harbor, Soi 38 comes to Foggy Bottom, another Filter

April 7, 2014
A new Thai restaurant from first time restaurant owners Nat Ongsangkoon and Dia Khanthongthip will open April 15 in Foggy Bottom. The restaurant at 2101 L St. NW will focus on street foods inspired by the eponymous Soi 38 district in Bangkok that features a variety of open-air food stalls as part of an all-day and night market. MORE

Urban Daddy

The Heat Is On: Serious Spice and Golf Carts Downtown

April 7, 2014
Warning: this food could burst into flames at any moment. Okay, not really. Your mouth, on the other hand…Get ready to numb your tongue for Soi 38, a gorgeous new dining room serving up real-McCoy-style Thai street food, opening April 15. MORE

Eater DC

Soi 38 Opening in April; David Guas Gets a TV Show

April 2, 2014
Soi 38 is bringing Thai food to Foggy Bottom. Bangkok natives Ongsangkoon and Dia Khanthongthip will open the restaurant in mid-April. Washingtonian has photos of the decor and menu items. MORE

The List Are You On It

Coming Soon

April 15, 2014
There will soon be a new Thai spot in Foggy Bottom by way of Bangkok natives Ongsangkoon and Dia Khanthongthip. Although many of the restaurant’s details are under wraps, diners can expect the menu to focus upon authentic Thai street food and specialty, craft cocktails. MORE

Prince of Petworth

Sneak Peek at Gaia Murals Inside Soi 38 Offering Thai Street Food Soon at 21st and L St, NW

March 28, 2014
Last week we noted we were getting close to Thai Street Food at Soi 38 (website says opening late March) on the corner of 21st and L St, NW in West End. A reader was lucky enough to attend the monk’s blessing of the space and passes along these cool photos including murals by Gaia. MORE

Man Talk Food

Soi 38 Showcasing Authentic, Fresh & Fun Thai Food

November 14, 2014
Soi 38, on L & 21st St NW, is bringing authentic Thai street food to Washington, D.C. Owners Nat Ongsangkoon and Dia Khanthongthip hail from Bangkok, and named their restaurant for the popular night market in their native city. With additional inspiration from chef Mitchai Pankham, who hails from northern Thailand, Soi 38 showcases Thai food above and beyond what your average chain spot has on the menu. The Thai food here is authentic, fresh and fun, bursting with flavor and bringing classics to life. MORE

DC Eater

Soi 38 Celebrates Queen’s Birthday; DC Central Kitchen Hosts Fundraiser at One Eight Distilling

August 10, 2014
Soi 38 will celebrate Queen Sirikit’s birthday on Wednesday, August 12. The Thai restaurant will host a prayer ceremony and special tub tim krob, a dish of water chestnuts served in coconut milk, will be available for $2 (proceeds will benefit the Thai Red Cross Society). All mothers will also receive a traditional gift of jasmine flowers. MORE

DC Eater

Eater Awards 2014 Stone Cold Stunner Nominees

November 14, 2014

DC Eater

And Now, the 2014 Eater Award Winners for DC, Revealed

November 7, 2014
It is time now — drumroll, trumpets, gongs — to announce the winners of the 2014 Eater Awards. In over a dozen categories in 24 cities, the winners comprise a diverse group of the finest and most interesting chefs, operators, and characters in the continent that have defined this year in dining. We applaud them. You are hereby instructed to applaud them. MORE

DC Eater

‘Sling’back Happy Hour at Soi 38; Freedom Fest

June 16, 2014
Soi 38 is kicking off a new “Summer ‘Sling’back Happy Hour.” That means Singapore Slings are 50 percent off (as well as draft beer), along with half-off small plates, hot pots and rolls. MORE

DC Eater

Thai Time: Soi 38 Opens Today

April 28, 2014
It’s opening day for the new Soi 38. That’s the new West End Thai restaurant with the eye-catching decor (think dragons) and street-food inspired menu from Nat Ongsangkoon & Dia KhanthongthipMORE

DC Eater

Look into the Dragon Eye at Soi 38

April 16, 2014
Thai street food is the menu inspiration, and mythical creatures are the design inspiration at the new Soi 38, opening next week in the West End. MORE