Chef Orng Joitamoi makes congee outside his restaurant which he had to close due to loss of business as a result of the military coup and coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Facebook
Chef Orng Joitamoi makes congee outside his restaurant which he had to close due to loss of business as a result of the military coup and coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Facebook
Myanmar

How a Myanmar chef went from fine dining to street food vendor following coup, coronavirus pandemic

  • British-trained Myanmar chef Orng Joitamoi won Restaurant of the Year in Yangon and had big plans until he lost 80 per cent of his clients after the military coup
  • He said turning to selling congee and sausages supports his family and staff, and while he had to give up on his dream, he’s still a chef as long as he’s cooking

Chef Orng Joitamoi makes congee outside his restaurant which he had to close due to loss of business as a result of the military coup and coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Facebook
Chef Orng Joitamoi makes congee outside his restaurant which he had to close due to loss of business as a result of the military coup and coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Facebook
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