8179 Princeton Glendale Rd, Westchester, OH 45069 - 513-889-4088

The Best Asian CuisineIn West Chester

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Our History

The beginnings of budina

Mali Lumsum is the head chef and owner of Budina. She was born in the small village of Mae-Grong, in the Samut Songkham district of Thailand.

As soon as Mali could walk, her mother began teaching her how to cook. At that point in time, it was discouraged for girls to have a formal education and Mali’s mother knew she needed skills in order to be successful. Instead of attending a formal school, Mali spent her youth working in Bangkok’s China Town, learning to create amazing Thai and Chinese dishes.

At the age of 25, with only a 4th grade education, Mali opened her first restaurant in the Sirom District of Bangkok. Her restaurant was very successful, attracting people from all over Thailand to partake in Mali’s culinary creations.

Her business was going well until the land was needed for a large commercial building. Mali decided to leave Thailand. She wanted to start a family and to bring her dishes to a wider audience.


Budina today

In 1996, Mali and her husband Preecha opened Arloi Dee in Downtown Cincinnati, The restaurant was a downtown culinary staple for many years. Arloi Dee had a huge following among downtown businesses, catering to many events and corporate lunches.

After 4 successful years running the Arloi Dee restaurant downtown, the Lumsum family established Budina Noodles & Rice in West Chester.

Budina Noodles & Rice has been bringing delicious Thai and Chinese inspired food to the Mason and West Chester area since 2000. We invite you to partake in some of the most authentic and delectable asian food you will ever experience.