Farm boy turns noodle magnate
Panrob Kamla has big plans for his Chaixi Bameekiao venture
Bangkok offers the appeal of a better life for many young people from Isan, Thailand's poorest region. Some look for quality education or better jobs, and a better quality of life.
Panrob Kamla, a Grade 4 graduate and ex-farmer from Roi Et, chased that dream in the capital, founding the successful Chaixi Bameekiao, the renowned street noodle chain found on many street corners in Bangkok.
"I never imagined one day that Chaixi Bameekiao would become a renowned street food noodle brand in Thailand," said Mr Panrob, 57.