This is Je Tao. Her ramshackle tarpaulin-covered corner in Bangkok was only known to the local crowd. She had taken over from her mother 60 years earlier and had been cooking up some of the last guay tiew lord handmade old-school shrimp-laced noodles in that same spot ever since.

One day she retired. Gone forever in a quickly evolving city. Her food and life-long dedication to cooking just one recipe deserved more celebration.

While Je Tao's noodles may have disappeared, there are more street stalls, shophouse joints and local restaurants just like hers. These are where chefs eat after their shift. These are the spots only locals know. These are the places that don't get published in guidebooks, but should.

This is real food. This is eating.

This website is dedicated to seeking them out.