Chef K-Jin’s young palette was a gift shaped by the devotion of his grandmothers – one Teochew and the other Peranakan. His later years were blessed with the generosity of new friends and strangers as he wandered through villages of the four regions in Thailand, learning the essence of traditional Thai cuisine.
After bidding farewell to his high-flying corporate career, K-Jin relocated with his young family on a one-way ticket adventure to Chiang Mai. Having no F&B experience, he took over an authentic northern Thai restaurant and learnt to cook from an eccentric chef whose grandmother was the Head Chef for the Thai royal family. Business boomed, and the restaurant won accolades.
His extraordinary experiences in Thailand gave rise to Restaurant Chedi. Capturing the hallmark of Thai cookery in all its complexity and flavour, K-Jin brings you a contemporary interpretation of Thai cuisine by combining ancient Thai recipes with modern ingredients and traditional cooking techniques.