2013 Vendy Award Winners

by Julie Besonen, 10/02/2013

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  • Best Market Vendor
    Khao Man Gai NY
    Hester Street Fair, Manhattan & LIC Flea & Food, Queens
    Some street vendors whip up a garden variety of eats; Khao Man Gai NY focuses on its single eponymous dish from Thailand. Organic, free-range chicken is poached with garlic and ginger and served over herb-studded jasmine rice with a salty-sweet-sour-spicy sauce that pulls it all together. This gentle dish is easy to love. Wife-and-husband owners Emorn and Eric Henshaw longed for it after returning from Thailand (Emorn is Thai) but couldn't find an authentic version anywhere. After much experimentation, Emorn perfected her recipe, and the couple opened for business at the Hester Street Fair and LIC Flea & Food earlier this year. Both markets are wonderful, not only for sampling gastronomic pleasures but also for browsing singular jewelry, fashions and artwork.

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