Mama Noy’s culinary creations blend home-style Laotian and Tex-Mex flavors resulting in delicious, soulful dishes that taste like grandma’s kitchen but better. The women, Asian owned restaurant, cafe, and food truck is based in Austin.
Noy specializes in down-home Texan cooking with a Laotian twist; her elevated comfort food satisfies taste buds and uplifts the soul.
Mama Noy stays true to her cultural heritage and holds the Laotian community close to her heart. She is a firm believer in food accessibility and volunteers her time and food to help feed those in need. She also helps other Asians and people from SE Asia launch businesses, get capital, and encourages the support of Asian and minority owned businesses. As there is a huge need in Texas and nationwide. More on Asian owned businesses to support.
She loves to meet and spend time talking with her customers cultivating a diverse food family.
I started as a food truck in the summer of 2014. With the encouragement of friends and family, my dreams of opening a catering company came true! We served corporate lunches, events, weddings, and music festivals for four years. In 2019, we got approved for an SBA loan to open our brick-and-mortar. We offered corporate catering and created Asian fusion Tex-Mex cuisines while also introducing Laotian dishes to our customers. COVID-19 came along and forced us to close and move into a shared kitchen. My sales typically come from corporate companies that offered meals to their employees. The pandemic meant that many employees delayed coming back into the office, and my business was subsequently negatively affected. We are now operating at PrepATX, located at 1300 E. Anderson Lane #1203, Austin TX 78752. We rebranded and now only offer catering. Finally, we tapped into e-commerce and launched our first product: hot chili garlic oil. Our new website allows customers to order our sauce and catering requests directly on our website at www.mamanoyskitchen.com.
My name is Nangnoi Keomorokot, and I am a mother of two beautiful daughters. We live in Round Rock, Texas, where I am the owner of Mama Noy’s Kitchen. My entrepreneurship inspiration came from my parents, who are Laotian refugees. My parents worked very hard to put food on our table of 11 children. I am the youngest in the family with 10 older siblings: 8 brothers and 2 sisters.
My mother would go to the local Asian market to sell her rice crispy cakes, egg rolls, and fresh vegetables from our garden. She sparked my interest in cooking while also instilling in my hard work and sacrifice at a very young age. When I got married and started my own family, I began hosting dinners and selling Laotian cuisines to friends and colleagues. They encouraged me to open my restaurant.