The Royal Thai Embassy in Manila in collaboration with Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), the Philippine–Thai Cultural Organization (PTCO), Thai Airways International, and Dusit Thani Manla organized “Thai Culinary Delights 2018”—Thai Cooking Demonstration/Thai Food Festival at Dust Thani Manila on 29 and 30 June 2018.
“Thai Culinary Delights 2018” was organized for the second year after the great success of “Thai Culinary Delights 2017.”
The Embassy has organized a series of Thai Cooking demonstrations and a food festival, which were attended by dignitaries from the Philippines, member of diplomatic and consular corps, representative from political and leading business sectors and media, as well as educational institutes in the Philippines.
The said project was held in line with the Royal Thai Government policy and the Embassy’s mission to promote “Thai Kitchen to the World” or the “borderless Thai cuisine”.
This year , the Embassy invited two culinary lecturers: Panjama Praphapantasak and Yanat Maartloe.
The two lecturers come from Suan Dusit International Culinary School of Suan Dusit University, the most prestigious culinary school of Thailand.
They shared their cooking skills and talent, as well as the riches of Thai cuisine in the Philippines, with Thai resident Chef “Watcharapom Yongbanthom” or Chef Ja of “Benjarong” Restaurant of Dusit Thani Manila.
The event supports the endeavor of the Embassy to popularize Thai Food among Filipino friends and friends of Thailand who reside in the Philippines.
The Thai menu demonstrated in the “Thai Culinary Delights 2018” include Thai Vermicelli with Greean Curry, Tom Yum Kung, Golden Bag Thai Skin Rice Dumpling (Khanom Pak Mor), Thai Mung Been Paste (Med Khannon), Golden Egg Yolk Thread (Fois de Ovos) and Fruit Shape Mug Beens in Jelly (Look Choup)
Apart from the cooking demonstrations, the participants attended cooking workshops and experienced Thai arts through the Traditional Thai Puppet Performance or “Hun Lakom Lek,” “Baai Sri” (traditional banana leaf crafts) workshop, and Flower Lapel pin making workshop sponsored by the Tourism Authority of Thailand.
The luckiest guest won the raffle prize of a Manila-Bangkok roundtrip air ticket from Thai Airways International.