It all started at the end of the ‘80s, when Yariv Malili, a young and adventurous guy, found himself – completely by chance – in the Kawasan street in Thailand. What started, according to him, as a “culture shock”, quickly turned into a home. Malili describes the atmosphere in the street as complete freedom. He then moved to a small village in Isan, northeastern region of Thailand, where he lived a truly simple life, herding buffalo and cows, and working on a fishing boat, earning just the fish he caught.
After two years in that village, he returned to Israel. Alongside his other jobs, Yariv started conjuring various dishes from the Thai cuisine in his home kitchen. Then came the Next Big Thing…. He launched the Thai House restaurant, merging his love to the Thai culture and culinary arts into one building in Bograshov St., Tel Aviv, where until today – for more than two decades – Thai House restaurant revives the magic by which he was enchanted.