Farm boy turns noodle magnate

Farm boy turns noodle magnate

Panrob Kamla has big plans for his Chaixi Bameekiao venture

Mr Panrob plans to expand Chaixi Bameekiao into the Middle East, starting in Bahrain.
Mr Panrob plans to expand Chaixi Bameekiao into the Middle East, starting in Bahrain.

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.

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