Ritnarong Latlam, or known as ‘Kor’ is an award winning chef from Thailand. Born and raised in Chiang Rai, Thailand, Kor took a calling to cooking at a very young age. At the age of 19, Kor is the youngest head chef in Sabanga, Hostelling International group. Before he came to New Zealand in 2008, he won a cooking competition held by the 5 star Dusit Thani International Hotel chain. Kor’s Thai cooking is authentic, intense, and flavorful.
Kor had a dream that one day he will open a restaurant and serve authentic Thai food in New Zealand. In 2019, Kor had chosen Richmond, Nelson as his starting point. Kor has chosen the name Kasalong for his restaurant. Kasalong is a flower with a light but distinct fragrance which is grown in the northern part of Thailand. It stands for pureness, strong, and stable, just like his cooking. Come and enjoy Kor’s authentic Thai cooking at Kasalong Thai Restaurant, 288 Queen Steet, Richmond.