On 4 November 2022, Mr. Thanaruek LAORAOVIRODGE,CEO of Supanniga Group, paid a courtesy call on H.E. Mr. Singtong LAPISATEPUN, Ambassador of Thailand to Japan, and Mrs. Prangtip KANCHANAHATTAKIJ, Minister and Deputy Head of Mission of the Royal Thai Embassy, Tokyo.
Mr. Thanaruek is a founder of “Somtum Der” Thai restaurants under Supanniga Group. Somtum Der is a North-eastern cuisine restaurant which has expanded its branches not only in Thailand but to many cities around the world, such as New York City, Ho Chi Min City, Taipei, and Tokyo. The New York branch was awarded One Michelin Star and was listed in the Michelin Guide New York City 2016.
During the meeting, Mr. Thanaruek expressed his determination in promoting authentic Thai food to foreigners and the new Thai generation. Ambassador commended his contribution in promoting the charm of Thai food in Japan as Somtum Deris well known for its authentic Thai taste and good quality among Tokyo’s diners. He also gave Mr. Thanaruek advice on possible ways to expand his business lines in Japan.