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Watch Food Cart Sensation Nong on Chopped: Impossible

Nong's Khao Man Gai gets more love from celebrity-cooking TV.

Nong Poonsukwattana — a woman with tattoos and shaggy, white hair — sits on the steps of a Portland park.
Nong Poonsuksattana
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Everybody loves Nong Poonsuksattana. The owner of three Khao Man Gai food carts and one brick and mortar is always smiling, and when she's not surrounded by fans and the swirling scents of Thai herbs, she's apparently busy being wooed by the Food Network's Chopped. After winning the reality cooking show in 2014, she's been welcomed back to appear in the new Chopped: Impossible, a best-of-the-best Chopped series. Nong and 11 other contestants compete, and ultimately, one chef will challenge the burly British celebrity chef Robert Irvine to win a total of $40,000.

Chopped: Impossible premiered October 22, and it saw four chefs whittled down to one, namely Marc Anthony Bynum, owner of Hush Bistro on Long Island. The next episode will air this Thursday. Just who will compete has not been announced.

Nong's Khao Man Gai

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