Farang is the Thai word for “white foreigner.” Farang is also Pox Pox chef Andy Ricker’s nickname around the country.┬áVICE’s first feature film focuses on Ricker’s love for Thailand and his Portland restaurant, Pok Pok.┬áVICE writes:

“Farang explores why Andy’s 25-year-old relentless obsession with a country, its culture, and food practices bridged the gap between regional Thai cuisine and Western palates, the struggles and issues within the American Thai restaurant community, and how authenticity is at the core value system of Andy’s craft.”

Watch the video to see Ricker in action, and to get a preview of the awesome feature film to come. Farang will be released in early 2014.