Lemongrass owner: Have sauce, will travel
By ADAM DRAPCHO, THE LACONIA DAILY SUN
MOULTONBOROUGH — Patrons of her restaurant know Uraiwan “Ooh” Danaisawasdi as the chef/owner of Lemongrass. To her, though, cooking is a job – travel is her passion. That’s why, 12 years after opening her restaurant, she is launching a second business that bridges her established brand with her desire to see the world.
“Explorer Food and Travel” launched last week, starting as a line of authentic Asian sauces. Later, the business will also offer guided international travel.
Uraiwan and her husband “Lucky” are currently selling a pad thai sauce, green curry, sake miso dressing, infused lemongrass vinaigrette dress and an herb nori rub. As with the cuisine in her restaurant, the products are designed for the health-conscious and with no preservatives or artificial ingredients. And, with the exception that the sauces have been heated to extend their shelf life, they’re the same flavors that she serves in her restaurant.