In this episode, we sat down with Pam Liberda and Darrell Loo at Waldo Thai. Pam is cooking up traditional Northern Thai eats in a funky little strip mall location in Waldo. And Darrell, who you’ll find behind the bar, is slinging signature cocktails featuring ingredients inspired by Pam’s dishes. Both Pam and Darrell gave up their steady career paths to bring Kansas City a unique perspective on Thai food, featuring cuisine from a region that is often overlooked by Americans. Get ready to open your mind, fill your belly—and maybe pack some Tums, because Pam’s bringing the heat in her unique dishes. Dishes featured in this episode: Pam’s Special Miang Kham Khao Tod Nam Sod Find Waldo Thai online at waldothaiplace.com and on Instagram @waldothai and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Waldo-Thai-182032939159272/. Waldo Thai is located at 8431 Wornall Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64114. The Open Belly podcast is hosted by Danielle Lehman and shares the stories of first-generation American chefs in Kansas City. You can find the Open Belly podcast online at openbellypodcast.com or on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @openbelly.