At Origin French Thai Somerville, authenticity meets real life. It is where owner/chef Manop Sutipayakul and his family delight you with the best Thai food around. Manop uses his third generation knowledge of food and the restaurant business, his interest in French techniques, and his notion of global cuisine to create everything from soup to tea. Manop absorbed culinary lessons while working at his parents’ restaurant in Thailand, then continued his education at Siam Cuisine in New York before opening the doors to Origin in December 2000. The philosophy is that "cooking is not just cooking; it’s an art."