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 authentic 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 as his hangover buster. Upon his return to London, and finding it impossible to find KraPow, 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 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) and Last Days of Shoreditch.
With amazing feedback from our customers, and having established great relationships with fellow traders and those in the industry, building on our inaugural year, we are working on new and exciting plans for 2017. Stay tuned.
Paul and rich
It was a bit of a rocky start to their friendship all those years back, but since then the two have been close friends sharing a number of common interests, most notably food and cooking. The stall has meant they are not only close mates, but business partners also.
From group trips abroad (which would often have them both in the kitchen), Glastonbury tours among other festivals and music gigs, sporting events, a fair amount of fancy dress and now, a street food business they are incredibly proud of!