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

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?!

New Esan-Style Papaya Platters!

Hi friends!  Rabieng finally welcomes the fresh air of Spring with our new, refreshing & delicious deluxe Papaya Platters!  Each platter is loaded with Rabieng's cool & fiery Papaya Salad and Esan (Northern Thai) favorite fixins' of pork rinds, shrimp chips, roasted peanuts & sticky rice- how cool is that?! We're not done yet- customize each platter with your favorite protein:  Soft Crab Tempura, Grilled Shrimp, Fried Calamari, Crispy Wings, Moo Yaw (Thai Spam), Esan Sausage, Jerked Beef, Grilled Quail.  Come enjoy the best Papaya Salad outside of Esan, only @ Rabieng!
Deluxe Papaya Platter, served with Esan fixins' (pork rinds, shrimp chips, roasted peanuts, sticky rice) 
and choice of protein (pictured here with crispy wings)