For our first episode, we sat down with Pam Liberda and Darrell Loo at Waldo Thai. Pam is cooking up traditional Northern Thai eats in a funky little strip mall location in Waldo. And Darrell, who you’ll find behind the bar, is slinging signature cocktails featuring ingredients inspired by Pam’s dishes. Both Pam and Darrell gave up their steady career paths to bring Kansas City a unique perspective on Thai food, featuring cuisine from a region that is often overlooked by Americans. If spicy food is on your list, Pam's mouth-watering dishes will check the box.
People In This Episode
Food & Drink In This Episode
Minced pork, calamari, Thai chili, chopped green bean, bell pepper, serrano, Thai basil, red curry paste, jasmine rice, served with PBR
Lettuce, roasted peanut, ginger, shallot, lime, Thai chili, dried shrimp, miang kham sauce
Crispy seasoned rice salad, cured pork sausage, scallion, red onion, cilantro, peanut, dried chili, leaf lettuce
House infused Oolong Tea Broker’s Gin, chrysanthemum, grape, lemon, Peychaud bitters
El Dorado 5 year rum, Averell Damson gin liqueur, Campari, pineapple, lime, shiitake mushroom
Buffalo Trace bourbon, muddled raspberry, orange juice, lemon juice, Regan’s orange bitters, house-made galangal and Thai chili syrup, egg white, basil.
About the Region
Pam Liberda grew up in Lampang, Thailand and is bringing Northern Thai eats to Kansas City.
Photography: Alyssa Broadus & Chris Dolt
Host: Danielle Lehman
Post-Production: Resonate Recordings
Recording Studio: Barrel of the Bottoms