Mark your diaries for one of my favourite events, the Thai Food and Cultural Festival, which will be held at the Royal Thai Embassy in Canberra on Sunday, 22 September from 11am till 5pm. There are Thai food stalls from local restaurants, cultural performances, a Thai tourism showcase, Royal Project exhibition, a Bangkok exhibition, Thai massage, Thai souvenirs, a wishing tree as well as fun and games for all the family. This is a once-a-year, great day out, so don't miss it!
The Thai Food and Cultural Festival was an occasion not to be missed at the Royal Thai Embassy, Canberra. The event included a Royal Project Exhibition to celebrate the auspicious occasion of His Majesty The King of Thailand's 84th birthday.
Thousands of people braved Canberra's wind and cold to enjoy a day of delicious Thai food, crafts, live entertainment and exquisite cultural performances which included jazz bands, traditional and classical Thai music and dance, as well as Thai kick boxing.
The Festival was launched at Sala Thai, Royal Thai Embassy, by His Excellency, Dr Kriangsak Kittichaisaree, Thai Ambassador, who was accompanied by his wife, M.L. Sarapee. Guests were invited to view the Royal Project Exhibition. The Royal Project Foundation was established in 1969 to help the hill tribes of northern Thailand by offering them alternatives to growing opium poppies, educating them about the need to protect the environment and grow more sustainable crops, such as European fruits and Arabica coffee.
The Festival's many food stalls highlighted the talents of chefs from Canberra's best Thai restaurants, such as Thai Time, Thai Chilli Kitchen, Rice, Panthong Thai, Sai Tara Thai, Charlie's Salathai, Zen Yai, and River Kwai, among others. There was also a stall run by the Royal Thai Embassy, with head chef Sorawit Meejimda cooking Pad Thai and other delights.
For details of the Thai Food and Cultural Festival event bookmark the website for the Royal Thai Embassy.