Austin supermarket restaurant P. Thai’s Khao Man Gai has to close this month. Its last day of service in the Hong Kong Supermarket in North Austin at 8557 Research Boulevard will be on Saturday, January 27.
Owner and chef Thai Changthong explained on Instagram over the weekend that he has to close the restaurant because his host site Hong Kong Supermarket is shuttering. The store is closing so the owner, Dat Lien, “can take care of their family’s health,” he wrote.
Because of this sudden shutter, Changthong is looking reopen P. Thai’s Khao Man Gai as a physical restaurant somewhere, as well as a second restaurant dubbed P. Thai’s Noodle Shop. However, he doesn’t have any set plans or addresses yet, but he’s open to any potential spaces, as he tells Eater.
At P. Thai’s, Changthong focuses on serving Thai-style khao man gai, making use of his mother’s recipe. It’s a chicken rise with poached chicken, chicken-fat rice, and chicken soup. There’s also a fried chicken version, and a combination plate. Then there are other specials and offerings, such as the chicken liver currently on the menu, fried chicken wings, and fried pork belly. He opened the food stall restaurant in July 2023.
Changthong is also behind popular Austin Thai restaurant Thai Kun.