Our Story

bildeJeenwong Thai Cuisine restaurants have been family owned and operated for three decades.  We have successfully opened locations in three different cities and have offered our customers exceptional Thai food that has earned many awards, including the recent 2014 Best of Delaware award and 2014 Reader’s Choice award.  Our family strongly believes in the importance of freshness and quality in our food.  This means we include only the best ingredients in our distinguished Thai cuisine.  Our recipes have been preserved and passed down from Grandmother (Yai Srida) to Mother (Kamphon) to Grandsons (Chai and Wit). Now after ten years in Delaware and due to heavy demand for more delicious, creative, and unique Thai food, the Jeenwong family business has expanded with Ubon!

The Jeenwong History

In 1982, Kamphon Jeenwong Milburn perfected her homemade egg roll recipe which was the catalyst taking her passion for cooking from her home kitchen to the masses! The first venture was launched in 1982 in Cleveland, Ohio. Shortly afterwards, the family moved to Delaware and, along with the arrival of Kamphon’s mother, Srida “Yai” Jeenwong, opened a small shop in Boothwyn, PA. The menu was expanded and “Yai” passed down many recipes to her daughter and grandchildren, Chai and Wit. In 2000, the family relocated their business to Wilmington’s Riverfront Market with their restaurant, “Jeenwong’s Thai Cuisine.”
After 29 years, the family has expanded their business with the opening of “Ubon Thai Cuisine” in 2011. They plan to keep the tradition going by creating dishes specific to the family’s home region, Ubon, Thailand, also known as Isaan Thailand, as well as creating new and exciting recipes!

The Best of Delaware Working Together

Dana Herbert

We are proud to partner with Dana Herbert, owner of Cakes by Dana and winner of TLC’s ‘Next Great Baker,’ to serve exclusive desserts made just for Ubon’s guests!
Dana Herbert, owner of Desserts by Dana, resides in Bear, Delaware. Chef Herbert lives and breathes in the sweet and artistic world of pastry art, where flavor and color come to life in his wonderful wedding cakes, sugar sculptures, and custom desserts for all occasions.   Dana is an expert sugar artist with a number of nicknames.   He’s best known as “The Sugar Daddy” because of his work with pulled and blown sugar, but is also known as Delaware’s “King of Cakes.”

Desserts by Dana’s beautiful cake gallery is available for design perusal and cake consultation.

Visit www.dessertsbydana.com to see his amazing desserts and works of culinary art!