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New York Thais take their dining with a side of authenticity

Like many Buddhist monks, Thawin Puhkao—the abbot of the Wat Buddha Thai Thavorn Vanaram temple in the Elmhurst neighborhood in the New York borough of Queens—is always smiling. But, if you want to catch him at his happiest then you’ll have to stop by the temple after mealtimes. Buddhist monks tend to eat simply, surviving […]