Working seven days a week, owner and head chef Ely Hsu is always the first to arrive and the last to go home. A graduate and certified chef of Boston University, Hsu brings her passion for cooking Cambodian food to mainstream America at Tepthida Khmer, located at 115 Chelmsford Street in Lowell.
Hsu's dishes are rich in flavor, always fresh and healthy. She puts a twist on your typical simple dishes, creating a unique and delicious fusion of both taste and color.
When Hsu was asked where the name Tepthida Khmer came from, she explained that the name represents the power, spirit, passion and strength of Cambodian women.
While the restaurant's menu is constantly changing, some of the more popular and consistent dishes at Tepthida Khmer are the Drunken Noodle, Cambodian Curry and Pad Thai entrees.
When people give us a try it gives me a lot of inspiration It's the American Dream, you know? said Hsu, adding When I see people step outside of their comfort zone and try our food it gives me the strength to continue to do what I'm doing.
Tepthida Khmer is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. For more information please visit their website or showcase page on whatdoUwannado.com.