When Tan Sub was 16, he knew that he had to follow his passion for cooking Asian cuisine.
Almost 12 years later, Sub, 27, made his dream a reality, opening Trinity Street Food at 135 S. Ector Drive in his adopted hometown of Euless.
“It’s like home cooking to me,” he said. “I cook for my mom and for my family and they love it.”
Sub and his family are from Thailand and he graduated in 2009 from Trinity High School in Euless.
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The menu at Trinity Street Food features curries, fried rice dishes and desserts like fried banana with ice cream and sticky rice with mango. Sub wants to experiment with fusion, adding Thai, Korean and Japanese dishes.
“This (cooking) is not like work for me,” Sub said. “I love doing this.”
Sub credits his teachers at Trinity High School for his success.
“The school gave me a pretty good opportunity. I didn’t speak English at all. My teachers were very patient with me,” Sub said. “ Now, I can speak English and go to work.”
After high school graduation he moved to Houston, where he worked at a Whole Foods store and a Japanese restaurant.
“I wanted to see how they prepared their food, I wanted to see how they presented it,” he said.
At Trinity Street Food, it’s a family affair.
Sub does the cooking, his mother works at the restaurant, and his wife maintains Trininty Street Food’s website and Facebook pages.
He aims to have a friendly atmosphere at the restaurant, and since it opened in November he has seen a steady stream of customers from not only Euless and Bedford, but beyond.
“Every day, I’m thinking about what I want to present to the customers,” Sub said.
The restaurant is open seven days a week. Find more information at www. trinitystreetfoodtx.com.