The Chokdee (Lucky) story began with Kannika, an Udon Thani, Thailand native.  She inherited her cooking style from her mother who gave all her dishes a unique flavor by adding distinctive peppers and spices.

Kannika's passion for cooking led her to create a menu inspired by her children's favorite Thai dishes and purchasing her first food truck, a little silver bullet.  She parked it on a busy corner of Riverside and Congress, where her business took off. 

Kannika accommodated to the Austin lifestyle and she traveled with the music.  During major music festivals, such as ACL and SXSW, you could find her selling delicious Thai Food on Barton Springs Rd., South Congress Ave., or in East Austin. 

Motivated by self growth and achievement, Kannika and her family opened the doors of Chokdee Thai Cuisine on April 3, 2017, and introduced Manor, Texas to a unique flavor of distinctive peppers and spices.