Hello, and welcome to The Emerald of Siam! We’re celebrating nearly four decades of service to Tri-Cities, thanks to the loyal support of our customers. Thank you for sharing your love with us over the years! We are eager to see what experiences our next generation can bring to the Emerald, and if you are new to our family – please make yourself comfortable, and prepare for some delicious Thai food!
The Emerald’s founder, Ravadi Quinn, relocated from the west side of Washington state in 1981. She came with her husband Garry, and their two children, Dara and William. She also brought her a love for sharing culture, and her desire to share in some excellent Thai food. In 1983, with financial support from her loving parents, and a partnership with her sister Sunanta, Ravadi opened the first Thai restaurant in Tri-Cities. Ravadi hosted children’s workshops and held cultural events for to help expose the community to Thailand’s beautiful culture. She also offered her compassionate ear to customers, welcoming them into her family here at the Emerald. The Tri-Cities embraced Ravadi as a long-time center of love in the community. Her open heart and beautiful attitude touched many in the community, and the Emerald has for many become a home away from home. She made sure her children Dara and Billy knew that the Emerald was a special place for our community, not only for the love of Thai food, but for bringing people together for a positive experience. A supporter of arts and music, and an author herself, Ravadi published two cookbooks and a book of inspirational poetry before retiring in 2011 and handing the reins to her children.
Thank you very much for joining us and making it possible for the Emerald to enter another decade of growing and celebrating with the Tri-Cities community!