May Chow of Little Bao charmed us with her vibrant presence as we sat down for a quick chat at her Bangkok branch. She had just been voted Asia’s Best Female Chef 2017 by Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants and was going to attend the awards ceremony that evening, but seemed completely at ease and humbled as we congratulated her. In this exclusive video, the 32-year-old talks about her journey into the culinary world and the inspiration behind Little Bao. We have also jazzed things up with a bucket of surprise questions waiting for her. Enjoy!

Little Bao, 72 Courtyard, 72 Sukhumvit Soi 55, Bangkok; tel: 0-2392-6922; facebook.com/littlebao

(Related: A Feast to Remember: 8-Hands Banquet Highlights)

Tags: Little Bao, May Chow, Asia's 50 Best Restaurants, Asia's Best Female Chef