Frankly Thai staff going to Thailand

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Co-owners of Frankly Thai in Franklin Square, couple

Co-owners of Frankly Thai in Franklin Square, couple Jintana Lauchalermsuk and Frankie Perrone June 4, 2011 Photo Credit: Uli Seit

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If you’ve been hankering for the excellent duck salad, pad Thai or eggplant with basil at Frankly Thai in Franklin Square, better get there before Oct. 6. That’s when co-owning couple Frankie Perrone and chef Jintana Lauchalermsuk will depart for their annual trip to Thailand, taking with them the restaurant’s entire crew for a culinary expedition.

When it reopens on Nov. 1, Perrone said, Lauchalermsuk hopes to have some new items in her repertoire. One, he said, will be a steamed rice cake dumpling she plans on making with equipment she can only get in Thailand. And, he added, there will be lots more.

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Frankly Thai was named one of Newsday's top ten Asian restaurants this year.

Frankly Thai is at 959 Hempstead Tpke., Franklin Square, 516-616-4393,

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