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Graduate engineers a tasty career change

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With her petite and slim frame, it is hard to picture Boosarin Piyacharoenwatana as a diehard foodie who would go to great lengths to get her fix, but she is candid about her love affair with mouth-watering dishes from across the globe. 

Known affectionately to friends and acquaintances as Ploy, the 25-year-old's passion for good food, particularly Japanese cuisine, played a deciding role in her life-altering decision to resign from a promising career at a Japanese auto company to set up Sankyodai Japanese Restaurant two months ago with two friends from university.

After graduating from Chulalongkorn University with a degree in mechanical engineering, her attempt to work in the private sector was short-lived, largely because of her desire to be her own boss. And what better way to combine that with something you love, she says with a smile.

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