Thai Basil Restaurant uses the only freshest and finest ingredients, with no MSG. Nongkran Daks, Executive Chef and owner, was born to cook. Nongkran is a combination of fantastic cook and dedicated teacher, who can make her cuisine come alive in all its authentic, traditional glory. She has taught Thai, Vietnamese, and Chinese cooking in Bangkok, Beijing, Honolulu, Vientiane, Laos and Washington, DC. Nongkran is the author of several Asian cookbooks and if you are lucky enough to take one of her cooking classes, you will learn the secrets of the best, most authentic Pad Thai this side of Bangkok.