Tuesday, April 18, 2023

All Good Things Must Come to an End...

Effective Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Dear friends and loyal patrons of Rabieng and Duangrat's Market, as we near the end of our lease after an extraordinary 40 year run, the Duangrat family has made the bittersweet decision to sell and consolidate these two businesses and to pass the proverbial torch.  The new ownership is not affiliated with the Duangrat brand or family.  

It has been our pleasure to serve you our unique style of regional, street food & homestyle Thai cooking and to make fond friendships & memories along the way.  From the bottom of our hearts, thank you all so much for your loyalty, kindness and support.  Without you, the opportunity to pursue our passion of sharing our native Thai culture & cuisine would not have been possible!  

Due to the many variables and logistics involved with this sale, it has been difficult to pre-determine a closing date, so we apologize for the lack of advance notice or proper farewell.  However, the good news is that the legacy of Rabieng will live on in the original Duangrat's Thai Restaurant around the corner, where we will incorporate many of Rabieng's signature items that you know and love.  We also intend to retain all of our employees, so your continued support will mean the World to us!  

We will continue to post updates here and at duangrats.com, so please check back.  We hope to see you soon!

With heartfelt appreciation and gratitude,

The Duangrats

Thursday, June 29, 2017

DOORDASH (Post Mates, Grub Hub, Uber Eats) Customers please read!

Third-party delivery customers please read

Some restaurants are partnered with third-party delivery services (DoorDash, UberEats, GrubHub, PostMates), Rabieng is NOT.  There is no affiliation, association, partnership, representation, contract, compensation, etc.

You might ask, "How or why is your menu available on these websites?"  To make a long story short, it is apparently not illegal for these delivery companies to "hijack" (copy & paste) restaurant menus without consent.  This is because these services act as a "restaurant taxi" on behalf of the customer; NOT as a delivery driver of the restaurant.  

Once a menu is hijacked, some delivery services take the liberty of inflating the restaurant's menu prices and/or charges the customer an additional service fee.  We are not a fan of this "double-dipping" practice.  Rather, we believe in fair, face-value pricing and transparency. 

When you place an order through their portal, your payment is collected solely by them.  Their agent phones us your order.  They dispatch a driver, who pays us with a credit card upon pick-up.  

This non-consensual "partnership" between delivery service and restaurant means that the line of communication is effectively one-way, i.e. the service can call the restaurant, but not vice-versa.  Therefore, if an issue ever arises with an order, the customer must contact the delivery service, which then calls the restaurant.  This middle-man process between the three parties may significantly delay the delivery!  

With that said, we recognize that in today’s World, a third-party delivery service is convenient and mutually beneficial to all involved.   Mistakes have been few and far between, so we will allow them to carry on.  However, for aforementioned reasons, we cannot take responsibility for any errors, delays, issues, that may arise with the delivery.  

Should we determine that these services are disruptive and/ or misrepresent our brand, products & services, we will take action to have our menu removed from third-party websites. 

July 2017 Washingtonian "Eat Great Cheap Issue"!

Check us out in the July 2017 Washingtonian 
"Eat Great Cheap Issue"!

"The dishes we crave at this worn-around-the-edges 
dining room are ones we haven't found anywhere else in the area!"

Thursday, June 9, 2016

2016 Washingtonian Best Cheap Eats!

Hey Washington, we're still the BEST & we're still a BARGAIN, thank you form your support!

#rabieng #washingtoniancheapeats #bestbargainthai #bestthaiinva #esanfood

Monday, March 14, 2016

New "Maha Raja" Beef Curry Noodle Soup

Often called Guay Tiew Kaak in Thailand, which literally translates as "Noodles of Indians", this distinctive, aromatic noodle soup is like none you've ever tasted!  We call it Maha Raja, and as the name suggests, this particular native noodle soup was born in the Southern region of Thailand, where Thai cooking is often influenced by the exotic spices & rich curries of neighboring India, Indonesia and Malaysia.  The curry broth in our Maha Raja is rich in flavor, yet delicate in composition.  The mildly sweet flavors of coconut & peanut are perfectly balanced by the tangy spice of chilies, garlic and lime.  Rabieng's Maha Raja noodle soup is an authentic homage to the original with tender stewed cubed beef, thin rice noodles, sprouts, fried tofu, boiled egg, crispy shallots.  Not many, if any Thai restaurants in America serve Guay Tiew Kaak, so what are you waiting for?!