Joan Roca xef del restaurant 3 estrelles michelin Celler de Can Roca.Segon millor restaurant del mon 2011 i 2012.02-05-12.Fotos de Celia Atset.Diari Ara.

HIS restaurant may have just lost the title of best in the world, but Joan Roca has picked his favourite culinary experience. And it is not one you’ll find on the 50 best list.  

Playing it niche, the Roca brother has revealed that his favourite meal is breakfast at Krabi market in Thailand.

Describing the atmosphere as ‘paradise’ Roca sings the praises of the early morning feast.

“It’s best to reach the place at 7 am, a magic hour, with the remaining freshness of the night, the still atmosphere, and the rising sun that starts waking up your senses,” he said.

“For a cook, it’s like arriving in paradise when reaching the food area of the market, with lots of people cooking and eating, the fragrance of fermented shrimp paste, the rich variety of curries, coconut and coriander, and then discovering a very interesting sweet kitchen — don’t miss the steamed pumpkins, filled with a curdled eggs, milk and sugar shake.”

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