The pioneering restaurateur behind the popular Chat Chat thai restaurants across Sydney, Amy Chanta, has died. Chanta lived with cancer for two years before passing away yesterday, her daughter, fellow restaurateur Chat thai Anderson, announced on social media.
Chanta, who grew up in a Thai village, opened her first Chat Thai restaurant in Darlinghurst in She popularised Thai flavours with Australian diners, eventually employing hundreds in her many restaurants across the city, and in her family's Boon Cafe chat thai Jarern Chai grocer in Haymarket.
Chanta's restaurants became mainstays for visiting international chefs, and were favourites with Noma's Rene Redzepi and Momofuku's David Chang, Nourse said.
Long may her legacy live on. Home Eat Out News.
Chat Thai's pineapple fried rice. Amy Chanta right with her daughter Palisa Anderson at home in Photo: Joe Wigdahl "She made some concessions to Western palates earlier on in her career, but it was her fidelity to the food she grew up with, as well as the constant currency chat thai by visitors and staff constantly travelling between Chat thai and Australia, that made Chat Thai's name.
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