I was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand until the age of 16. After finishing college and facing an empty nest, It was time for a new challenge. I followed my dream of opening a restaurant and the Thai Cafe opened twelve years ago in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis, IN.
I use all natural ingredients in my sauces and curry pastes. Many of the ingredients used at the Thai Cafe in the summer are homegrown: sweet and holy basil, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, mint, chili peppers, and tomatoes. After listening to my vegan and food-sensitive customers, I was motivated to make my own sauces.
After twelve years of designing dishes to fit my customers' needs, I stumbled upon the perfect balance of flavor and spice tantalizing to the taste buds. Wan's Satay Sauce (vegan friendly and no peanuts) and Wan's Peanut Sauce are now available for sale at The Thai Cafe, Amazon as well as these stores.
All natural: no tree nuts, no dairy, no soy, no gluten, no MSG, no emulsifiers, no preservatives
Ingredients: Sunflower, ground Roasted Sunflower Seeds, Massaman (Water, Onion, red Pepper, Lemon Grass, Galanga, Kaffir, Lime Zest, Coriander, Nutmeg, Cloves and Cumin), Cane Sugar and Citric Acid. Warning: Shared equipment with soy.
All natural: no dairy, no gluten, no soy,
no MSG, no emulsifiers, no preservatives
Ingredients: Water, Coconut Milk, Tamarind Concentrate,
Peanut Butter, Sugar, Massaman Paste (Water, Onion, Red Pepper,
Garlic, Galanga, Kaffir Lime Zest and spices), Unsalted Dry Roasted
Peanuts, Salt, Citric Acid and Cider Vinegar. Allergy Alert:
Contains peanuts, tree nuts (coconut).
6350 N. Guildford Avenue, Indianapolis, IN
Tel: 317 253 3709
1073 Broad Ripple Avenue, Indianapolis, IN
Tel: 317 251 5463
7503 Crew Drive, Indianapolis, IN
Tel: 317 377 0470
11677 Olio Road, Fishers, IN 46037
Tel: 317 436 8226
1402 West Grand Avenue, Chicago, Il
Tel: 312 624 9508
5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, OH
Tel: 513 674 6000
2707 Erie Avenue, Cincinnati, OH
Tel: 513 533 4329
1475 Western Avenue, Albany, NY
Tel: 518 438 8409
112 East 2nd, Casper, WY
Tel: 307 577 7777
P.O.Box 301114, Indianapolis, IN 46230
Wan's Broccoli Slaw Sandwich (vegetarian)
1/2 cup Wan's Peanut or Satay Sauce
2 cups Broccoli Slaw Mix
1/2 cup Granny Smith Apples (chopped)
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
4 Pita pockets
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Spoon mixture into pita pockets.
Makes 4 servings.
Wan's Massaman Curry
6 oz. Wan's Peanut or Satay Sauce
6 oz. baked potatoes (chopped)
4 oz. cooked chicken, tofu or meat of choice (chopped)
1 cup cooked rice or noodles
In small saucepan, combine the sauce, potatoes and meat. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes. Serve over cooked rice or noodles. Makes 1 serving.
Wan's Curry Turkey Loaf
1 lb. ground turkey
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
3/4 cup Wan's Peanut or Satay Sauce (set 1/4 cup aside)
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. Kaffir lime leaf, or sweet basil (optional, available at Asian market)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine all ingredients and mix well. Shape the mixture into a loaf. Place loaf into a 9"x5" loaf pan (be sure that meat does not touch sides of pan). Spread 1/4 cup Wan's sauce over the loaf. Bake for 45 minutes at 350°F. Makes 4 servings.
Wan's Spicy Baked Potato (vegetarian)
3 oz. Wan's Peanut or Satay Sauce
1 medium potato
2 oz. plain yogurt
2 oz. fried tofu cut into small chunks (fried tofu available at Asian market)
Wash potato and cook in microwave oven for 5 minutes or until done. Slice potato down center. Warm fried tofu and place in potato. Top with Wan's Peanut or Satay Sauce and plain yogurt.
Makes 1 serving.