About Wow! Thai Food
Wow! Thai Food is an authentic scratch kitchen Thai restaurant located in the historic Savage Depot in Savage, Minnesota. The proprietor and creative force behind Wow! Thai Food is Helen Andersen. Helen, the former Kanyakol Hirankramol born in Pattani, Thailand, is a recent transplant to the United States where she moved with her husband, Minnesota native and 10-year Savage resident, Carl Andersen.
Helen hopes to share the variety of flavors and food experiences from her home country with guests in her small restaurant. “Most Americans seem to think that all Thai food is very hot but that is really not correct. Thai foods usually fall into three distinct flavor categories: salty, sour, and sweet.” Chili peppers are not actually native to Thailand and were only introduced about 80 years ago.”
Part of the joy of Thai food is the interplay of these flavors.