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Chanta lived with cancer for two years before passing away yesterday, her daughter, fellow restaurateur Palisa Anderson, announced on social media. Home Eat Out News.
She couldn't help it. Chat Thai's pineapple fried rice.
Chanta, who grew up in a Thai village, opened her first Chat Thai restaurant in Darlinghurst in She popularised Thai flavours with Australian diners, eventually employing hundreds in her many restaurants across the city, and in her family's Boon Cafe and Jarern Chai grocer in Haymarket. Chanta's restaurants became mainstays for visiting international chefs, and were favourites with Noma's Rene Redzepi and Momofuku's David Chang, Nourse said.
Amy Chanta right with her daughter Palisa Anderson at home in Photo: Joe Wigdahl "She made some concessions to Western palates earlier on in her career, but it was her fidelity to the food she grew up with, as well as the constant currency brought by visitors and staff constantly travelling between Thailand and Australia, that made Chat Thai's name. The pioneering restaurateur chat the popular Chat Thai restaurants across Sydney, Amy Chanta, has died.
Chanta thai be best known for feeding Sydney well, but she'll be remembered for nourishing a community, work that her daughter has embraced with vigour, Nourse said.
Long may her legacy live on.