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'Little Chef' charms Myanmar during lockdown

Moe Myint May Thu has been wowing people in Myanmar with her cooking skills.
Moe Myint May Thu has been wowing people in Myanmar with her cooking skills.

MYANMAR: From boiled catfish soup to spicy fried frog, an eight-year-old in pyjamas and a chef's hat is delighting Myanmar with her culinary prowess in a nation still being told to stay at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Moe Myint May Thu's mother posted a video online at the end of April showing off her daughter's skills as the youngster threw together some spicy fried prawns.

With her wide gap-toothed grin, the video has bounced across social media and brought stardom to the child along with an online moniker: “Little Chef”.

She now sells dishes to order -- and is counting the dividends. “I just love cooking,” she tells AFP, during a break from the kitchen in her family's Yangon flat.

“It's made us happy cooking together in the lockdown,” she says, adding she wants to translate her childhood passion into a career when she grows up.

In her most popular video, which has nearly 200,000 views, the young star wears a unicorn-themed T-shirt as she gives instructions on how to make Myanmar breakfast favourite Mohingya, concocted with boiled catfish.

Moe Myint May Thu has mastered 15 dishes, including tomato fish paste curry, pork stew and spicy fried frog.

Each meal sells for a flat-rate of 10,000 kyat ($7.20) and is delivered by the family at the end of each day, the whole operation under the guidance of the experienced hands of her social influencer mum, Honey Cho.

The business venture is clearly paying off.

One posted video shows the youngster feeding a pile of 10,000 kyat notes into her musical moneybox, cash she hopes to put towards a puppy.

- AFP


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