For the first episode of season two, we had the opportunity to sit down with Soulayphet “Phet” Schwader from Khe-Yo, located in Tribeca. At Khe-Yo, Phet is cooking traditional Laotian cuisine with modern touches, at a hip and vibrant location in Tribeca. Chef Phet was born in Laos and came to Wichita, Kansas through a refugee resettlement program as a young child. Sadly Phet’s biological father passed away while living in a refugee camp, and you’ll hear Phet share how he decided to embark on a journey to find out more about his late father.
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About the Region
Phet was born in Thangon, Laos, grew up in Wichita, Kansas, and is now bringing Laotian cuisine to New York City.
Photography: Alyssa Broadus & Chris Dolt
Host: Danielle Lehman
Produced by: Oliver J. Hughes