Chiang Mai resident Kann Trichan is a deep fried chicken specialist with a hands-on approach that is turning heads.
The 50-year-old, who regularly forgets his cooking utensils, can dip his hands into a boiling hot wok of oil and bizarrely suffer no blisters or burning whatsoever.
It’s party trick that has even earned him a Guinness World Record for pulling 20 pieces of chicken out of 480 degree oil in a minute.
Mr Kann discovered his talent seven years ago when he was splashed with searing hot oil after a feasting squirrel knocked a mango into his frying wok.
“The fat flew everywhere, all over my head, arms, hands. It should have seriously hurt me,’’ he said.
“I remember looking in the mirror, expecting to see blisters and red blotches, but there was nothing. Now I can fry rice, chicken, and many things with just my bare hands.”
Mr Kann said when he puts his hands into the oil it feels hot but it doesn’t burn or blister his skin.
Scooping his deep fried delicacies out from the wok has earned him world-wide acclaim and people travel far and wide to visit his food stall which lies near the Chiang Mai technical college.
“People are coming from all over just to buy my chicken and watch me spoon it out with hands.
“It’s crazy, but my stall gets busier and busier every day with tourists and customers wanting to see me.’’