INDEPENDENCE, Philippines — The Philippines and Indonesia are poised to open restaurants together under the brand name Noi Thai and the first joint restaurant will be opened in Indonesia, where they plan to operate a joint restaurant.
A source familiar with the plans said Noi Thai, which has been in operation since last year, will open its first restaurant in Jakarta and in the Philippines.
The joint restaurants, which will serve up Thai cuisine, will be owned by the same owners.
The joint restaurants are part of the Noi Thailand brand and have been developed through collaboration among chefs from both countries.
A Noi Bangkok restaurant is seen in Jakarta, Indonesia, on June 12, 2020.
Noi Thae will be the joint restaurant’s mainstay and will be known as the Noia Thai, which is based on its Thai name.
The name is taken from the traditional word for “prawns” that is the name of a Thai restaurant in Indonesia.
The Philippines has a large population of Filipino-Indonesian ethnic groups, who speak the Filipino language.