Superhands: The Man That Fries Chicken With His Hands

Dipping his hands into hot boiling fat, this chef takes his cooking to extremes. Kann 'Superhands' Trichan can bu...

Dipping his hands into hot boiling fat, this chef takes his cooking to extremes. Kann 'Superhands' Trichan can bury his hands in boiling fat and sieve fried chicken with his own fingers.Amazingly the 50-year-old - a world record holder - walks away with no blisters at all.

Mr Trichan, from Chiang Mai, in Thailand, said: 'When I put my hands into the oil it feels hot but it doesn't burn or blister my skin. I can fry rice, chicken, and many things with just my bare hands.' Mr Trichan discovered his unique talent seven years ago when he was accidentally splashed with hot oil but suffered no injury.

The father of two was working on his fried chicken stall when he saw a squirrel balancing on a tree eating a mango.The mango fell and splashed into a huge wok of hot fat right next to him.He said: 'The fat flew everywhere, all over my head, arms, hands. It should have seriously hurt me.

'I remember looking in the mirror, expecting to see blisters and red blotches, but there was nothing,' he added. 'The redness had disappeared. There was nothing.'To the astonishment of his fellow market stall holders, he went back to work the next day.

'They couldn't believe I was back at work so soon,' he laughed. 'And then everyone wanted to see this man who had survived a hot oil shower.' Mr Trichan started experimenting and began  picking out pieces of fried chicken from a pan of hot fat with his hands.

He said: 'The people were loving it. They'd never seen anything like it before.  'People were coming from all over just to buy my chicken and watch me spoon it out with my hands.' Over the past seven years Mr Trichan has become an international star and has traveled the world with his wife, Tuan, 45, showcasing his skills.

His daughter, Supalak, 34 and son Jessada, 27, couldn't be prouder. 'We never get bored of watching him, it's amazing,' said Jessada. 'We're very proud to have a dad like him.' Mr Trichan holds the Guinness Book of World Record for picking 20 pieces of fried chicken out of 480c boiling fat in 1 minute.

'I have no idea how I can do what I do,' he said. 'It's crazy, but my stall gets busier and busier every day with tourists and customers wanting to see me.' His popular little stall sits outside Chiang Mai technical college, 470 miles north of Bangkok.

He said: 'Don't forget, when you're in the area come and see me and try my chicken - The Fried Chicken Iron Hands Man.'



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