New restaurant 99 Thai Fusion opens in Layton
Chicken cashew nut love nest is served family style at the new 99 Thai Fusion restaurant at 768 West 1425 North, Suite B in Layton, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016.
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Simple dining just like you'd find in Thailand

LAYTON — A new restaurant Thai restaurant in Layton promises to offer simple, upscale cuisine, 

After a few weeks of soft opening, 99 Thai Fusion held a grand opening this week, highlighted with a ribbon cutting with Layton officials and dignitaries Tuesday.

Owner Thanakorn Tanapani, who also operates Ruan Thai Restaurant at 215 West 12th Street in Ogden, said patrons can expect the same dining experience they’ve had in Ogden for five years but with a little flair added. 

“We use a fusion,” Tanapanit said, explaining his restaurant’s name and his philosophy of somewhat mixing cultures. “We’re a little bit Japanese.”

Fried rice is served family style at the new 99 Thai Fusion restaurant at 768 West 1425 North, Suite B in Layton Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016.
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Boba Tea is one example of a Japanese offerings on the restaurant’s menu. 

New patrons can try nine different curry dishes and healthy ingredients. 

Tanapanit said items on the menu like the golden bag appetizer have to be made individually and take many man hours. He said those touches show a willingness to provide details that make dining enjoyable.

“Most restaurants don’t have have the golden bag because you have to make them one by one,” Tanapanit said.

Phramaha Wichian Toonkaew (right), a monk from Layton's Wat Dhammagunaram Thai temple prepares to chant while Layton Mayor Bob Stevenson (center left) and Police Chief Allen Swanson cut a ribbon at the new 99 Thai Fusion restaurant. City officials said with more than 150, Layton has no shortage of restaurants. Looking on are restaurant owners Thanakorn Tanapanit (left) and Rungmanee Tanapanit (right).
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The owner said he also strives to provide entrees that other restaurants in the area don’t offer.

Tanapanit is a former monk at the Layton’s Wat Dhammagunaram Thai temple. He has been gone 15 years and now has a wife and family.

His former livelihood and continued ties with the temple lent itself to the monks’ offering a blessing on his restaurant Tuesday. The monks said a chant of success, luck and blessings as the ribbon was cut.

“Usually Thai people, when we do something new, we bring the monks to pray,” Tanapanit said. 

Layton Mayor Bob Stevenson said he’s thrilled to have the restaurant in the city and the influence of those associated with the Wat Dhammagunaram Thai temple.

“One of the best things I’ve done is get to know you guys,” he said at the ribbon cutting and addressing Tanapanit and the monks present. “We appreciate your support in the community.”

The restaurant is located at 768 West 1425 North, Suite B, in Layton, directly north of the Layton Hills Mall and the theaters. 

You may reach reporter JaNae Francis at 801-625-4228. Follow her on Twitter at @JaNaeFrancisSE or like her on Facebook.