July 13, 2023

Episode 09: Pam Pichaya from Potong in Bangkok

Pam Pichaya's restaurant, Potong, is located in the middle of the buzzling Chinatown of Bangkok. Thai by birth, and with a Thai-Chinese-Australian family background, Chef Pam was brought up in Bangkok, where her family's business had been a traditional pharmacy. At the age of 21, as a young chef, Pam won an Asian chef's competition and twelve years later, in 2023, her restaurant became world famous when Potong entered Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list.

We meet Chef Pam at her restaurant, located in the old pharmacy that her ancestors founded in Chinatown, and hear the story of her family and about the tradition of Thai-Chinese cuisine she inherited. Also, Chef Pam will reveal how she created a contemporary take on her cuisine and how she built a network of local suppliers to get access to the best local produce.

Chef Pam will to tell about her journey to become a game changer in contemporary Thai cuisine. At the end of our talk Pam will reveal her favourite restaurant recommendations in Bangkok and out in the world.

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