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Farang Pad Thai vendor charms local Thais

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Nice story but Tony Smith can probably expect a visit from the Labour dept any day now!!

Secondly, this guy is Swiss, with a name like Tony Smith. Excuse my ignorance but it doesn't sound very Swiss.

Also, the comment...... "I have never seen any other foreigner with such talent."....what a strange thing to say.

Maybe I'm reading it wrong but is that not like saying "I've never seen a foreigner who can cook," insinuating that only Thai people can cook Thai food??

I wonder how many of the worlds Michelin star chefs are Thai compared with how many are 'foreigners'?

I thought the post stated that he "Worked " for a Swiss company don't recall reading he is Swiss. I work for an Irish company don't make me Irish.

And if he is partner in the restaurant he can still work with a work permit.

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Nice story but Tony Smith can probably expect a visit from the Labour dept any day now!!

Secondly, this guy is Swiss, with a name like Tony Smith. Excuse my ignorance but it doesn't sound very Swiss.

Also, the comment...... "I have never seen any other foreigner with such talent."....what a strange thing to say.

Maybe I'm reading it wrong but is that not like saying "I've never seen a foreigner who can cook," insinuating that only Thai people can cook Thai food??

I wonder how many of the worlds Michelin star chefs are Thai compared with how many are 'foreigners'?

The world's best Thai chef, who has also won a Michelin star, is an Australian. David Thompson's restaurant Nahm, in Bangkok, is consistently voted as one of the best restaurants in the world and the best Thai restaurant in the world.

Yes, I thought this was the case which is what prompted my earlier post.

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The world's best Thai chef, who has also won a Michelin star, is an Australian. David Thompson's restaurant Nahm, in Bangkok, is consistently voted as one of the best restaurants in the world and the best Thai restaurant in the world.

I've eaten at Nahm twice. While the service and atmosphere are superb, and the food is decent, it's nothing to rave about - I'd much rather eat street food or at the local Tops food court or in one of the me-so Thai restaurants in a shopping mall.

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Last Time I looked any husband married to a thai has the legal right to help his wife in her business
a work permit is granted on application from the wife tor her spouse to help her

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Nice change - A simple uplifting story.. Then you start reading the comments to dampen your spirits.

I agree with you, but I must admit while I was reading the story I was waiting for the "reporter" to mention his Thai nationality or something, kind of like the farmer guy who is actually a citizen now. So also true that the guy might have some trouble.

There is also a foreign guy who cooks chicken at the market in Phuket (Kathu) with his wife.

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I thought the post stated that he "Worked " for a Swiss company don't recall reading he is Swiss. I work for an Irish company don't make me Irish.

And if he is partner in the restaurant he can still work with a work permit.

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Last Time I looked any husband married to a thai has the legal right to help his wife in her business

a work permit is granted on application from the wife tor her spouse to help her

That is absolutely and completely false. You do not have the right to work without a work permit, even if it's only to help your spouse.

And no work permit would be granted for a job like this (less than 4 Thai employees and a job on the list of prohibited occupations (street vending).

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Its a really nice story, one we would hear more of if Thailand would tone down some of its xenophobia. Immigrants are capable of being part of the culture if they are allowed to have the same rights and are treated as equals. Sadly I think this story may cause trouble for this guy, as the rules about forbidden occupations and work permits may come into play because of the publicity.

Still I admire they guy and wish him all the best.

Yes good luck to the fella, but unless he has obtained Thai nationality, immigration and the Labour Dept will probably both be paying him a visit....

Did the Jouno's think about the effect on his subject before posting the story?

On the other hand, if he is fluent in Thai, why is he insulting himself by calling himself Mr Potato? LOL

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Farang Pad Thai Vendor Charms Local Thai immigration police

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And then his problems started....... No working permit !!

there will be no problem,

I worked many years in my wife's company, with my skills I could help her in the business without a work permit,

also no show of money for the one year visa, we needed to show business and tax papers

Are you sure about this?? I ask because my wife have small shop and I want to help her but I'm afraid of getting fined and deported.

very sure, I have done that for 8 years before I retired, it has to be that your skills helps to generate more income for the family business,

you have to go with your wife to the immigration and clear that before you start to do something

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Tony Smith, 54, was busy cooking pad thai and - hoi thot ( mussel Farts)?????giggle.gif

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some should write or teach to the thai that we just dont know how to cook, ..........that if they have a new airport , a metro , a skytrain, cars, tratctor, performant hospital material etc etc .... it is because of farang savoir faire....only.

i was also very impressed before to see that thais where impressed when i make my own electricity at home, paint my walls, make my garden or change the oil of my car.i know now that they think we are all kings in our country we do nothing but paying for everything.

now a farang making pad thai ..well ok ...and ..?.what a new and a complicated dish !!!!

in thai food, take out the chilly, take out the coconut milk and take out all their quimical cheap sauce or ingredient then tell me whats left to make a dish testy for 40 bath....also dont forget the use palm oil bah.gif to cook everything wich is the worst for human health starting to be prohibited in the CEE.

i know how to make an excelent khao pad..but not only......can i be interviewed on tv now ?

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And here is another piece of earth shattering news for the Thai's so impressed with Tony's cooking: "women are smart and capable, too!"

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