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Inspired Palates

About the Inspired Palates Webisode Series


The City of Tacoma's Media and Communications Office – in partnership with its Community and Economic Development Department – has developed a new webisode series called Inspired Palates: The Creative Canvas of Food & Drink in Tacoma.


The latest webisode features Tacoma resident and local chef Vathunyu “Yu” Nanakornphanom of Indo Asian Street Eatery.  

Born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand, Nanakornphanom is a self-taught chef who enjoyed cooking with his family in his youth and spending time on the streets of Bangkok, where he grew up eating various comfort foods at the street vendors. 


Inspired Palates pays tribute to Tacoma’s creative culinary canvas, which has broadened and diversified over the years to help put Tacoma on the map. It primarily highlights independent Tacoma-based purveyors of craft food or drinks, many of whom incorporate high quality ingredients based on regional or seasonal availability. It also provides insight into emerging culinary trends in Tacoma, a city where authenticity inspires creativity, innovation and progress. 

While Inspired Palates will be distributed primarily online, it will also be crosspromoted across a variety of City-owned communications vehicles.  

The City of Tacoma does not receive any monetary or in-kind compensation from individuals or businesses featured in the Inspired Palates webisode series.

Have an idea for this webisode series?


Post a delicious looking food photo on social media with location tagged using #InspiredPalates  


You can also email Maria Lee or call her at (253) 591-2054.



Inspired Palates is archived on YouTube.