Uraiwan Srisuksai Danaisawasdi, affectionately known as “Ooh” grew up in a small town in Southern Thailand coming to the Lakes Region of New Hampshire as a high school exchange student. Ooh returned to Thailand where she continued her education earning a degree in International Business Management. She returned to the Lakes Region to earn her Master’s degree in Small Business Entrepreneur.
While achieving her Master’s degree she worked with renowned chef and restaurateur, Mike Love. Mike became her teacher, mentor and friend, sparking Ooh’s interest in the culinary art and restaurant business.
Ooh and her husband Vorthep “Lucky” Danaisawasdi partnered with Mike Love to open Lemongrass Restaurant and Sake Bar in April of 2006. Ooh has been working and the managing chef since the sudden passing of Mike Love in 2008.
Lemongrass Restaurant prides itself on preparing American recipes with an Asian Twist.