It Started With An American Dream
Thai Spice and Sushi was founded in 2001 by Prawpan (Pal) Shaw a proud American immigrant from Thailand. Like so many hard working immigrants, she came to America with a dream to own a restaurant focused on longevity and service. She wanted to serve high quality Thia and Sushi dishes that honored her family’s recipes and made people happy.
Her parents settled in Universal City after her father retired from the United States Air Force at Randolph AFB. They subsequently opened a small restaurant, which became the seedling for Pal’s dream. She learned steadfast, hard work from her parents efforts, and the importance of fresh, healthy ingredients from her mother. After she graduated from Judson high school, Pal began her own food journey.