Having travelled extensively through Asia and specifically Thailand, and falling in love with the street food on offer, mates Paul and Rich wanted to bring the real flavours of Chiang Mai to the people of London, and so, KraPow LDN was born.
Paul's trips to visit best friend and travel blogger, Johnny Ward (onestep4ward) brought him to Chiang Mai, where after a few too many nights out, he fell in love with the dish KraPow Moo as his hangover buster.
Upon his return to London, and finding it impossible to find KraPow Moo, not to mention any other dishes from the region, the seed was planted.
After years of dreaming about opening a food stall, constant recipe development and family and friends pushing him to get it off the ground, the opportunity presented itself and KraPow LDN hit the streets.
Our first stall was May 2016 at Druid Street Market, and since then we haven't looked back.
We've served up our Thai deliciousness at Druid Street Market, Leyton Food Market, East Village Market (Stratford), Last Days of Shoreditch, Victoria Park Market, Deptford Bites, London Food Month 2017 and festivals including Camp Bestival & Bestival, Latitude & Wilderness.
We also served our dishes at Secret Cinema's ‘Blade Runner’ production, Winterville 2018 (Street Feast) and catered private events such as the Facebook 2017 Christmas Party, along with weddings and corporate catering.
With amazing feedback from our customers, and having established great relationships with fellow traders and those in the industry, building on a huge first few years, we are working on further establishing the KraPow LDN brand and serving up our Thai deliciousness across London and the UK.
MR KRA & MR POW
A Londoner through and through, travel junky Paul has visited over 45 countries in his time, and more to come. Having lived in Sydney and enjoyed the impressive food scene there, and travelled extensively through Asia, he returned to the UK but simply could not get his Thai food fix.
A massive foodie and one who is always experimenting with flavours and techniques, alongside hours studying cook books - be it Sabrina Ghayour, Jose Pizarro or the (Thai) Godfather David Thompson - Paul's endless pursuit of the perfect dish is how and why KraPow LDN is part of London's street food scene today.
Usually seen rocking the wok and cooking up a storm at the stall, Paul's love for the food is evident, the constant positive feedback is testament to that.
Did you know?
- Paul's nicknames are 'KP' (after the 'English' cricketer) and 'Handsome Bob' (after Tom Hardy's character in 'RocknRolla')
- His second favourite country to have visited (after Thailand) is Iran
Sydney born and bred, and self confessed coffee (and Thai food) snob, Rich is a foodie and loves the kitchen (check out Richie's Kitchen)
Having called London home for the best part of 8 years and working in Adland, food is something of a therapeutic escape from the daily grind.
Having seen the popularity of Street Food rise over the past few years, and having experienced the very, very early Street Feast at Haggerston, along with a fairly envious and salivating following of Dave Carter and Smokestak, when the opportunity arose to help Paul with KraPow LDN, he jumped at it, and has been there since day one.
From branding to the social accounts and comms, our digital experience, to serving up a KraPow Moo with the perfect runny fried egg, and being a stickler for the presentation of our food, Rich will be more than happy to serve you some Thai deliciousness.
Did you know?
- Rich has a few look-a-likes, most notably Johnny Depp, but also Joe Manganiello, Keanu Reeves, James Franco and the Blues legend, Frank Lampard