Apart from many deliciously authentic food and amazing cooking demonstrations, visitors also enjoyed live entertainment which included live bands and Thai boxing show.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has organised a "tourism food festival from the source" under the name "Thailand Live Gastronomy" at Siam Square, in collaboration with the Property Management Office of Chulalongkorn University.
"One of the government's policies is to boost Thailand's economy through the tourism industry to enhance the country's ability to compete in trade and commerce. TAT has realised the importance of upgrading its tourism services by capitalizing on Thai cuisine that is very much a part of our national culture. This entails local community history and art and culture that can be adapted so it is relevant to today's age, as well as development of new tourist destinations to attract Thai and foreign visitors to the source, where they can taste authentic local food and learn about culture and the Thai way of life in different regions of the country", said the Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn.
The event tagline "Flavors to the world" showcased a creative culture of local Thai cuisines from all five regions (Bangkok, Central, Isan, Northern and Southern) which aims to help open door to exciting tourist destinations across the kingdom. Apart from many deliciously authentic food and amazing cooking demonstrations, visitors also enjoyed live entertainment which included live bands and Thai boxing show. Some highlights of the event were:
- Fisherman Villages: fresh seafood from the Southern Thailand
- The Original: delicious food from top restaurants in the country's five regions
- Bangkok Renown Street food: selected scrumptious street food from seven areas around Bangkok
- Thailand Signature: six signature dishes that bring pride and fame to the country: Tom Yum Kung, Pad Thai, Som Tam, Green Curry, Massaman Curry, Tom Kha Gai
Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor visiting food stall
Jacobo Astray (Italian), specialised in "molecular gastronomy" gives the term Thai cooking to a whole new meaning with his signature dish "Mango Sticky Rice Mousse" using both science and art
Fabio Fiorelli (Spanish) with his beautiful seafood creation
Tuk-tuks are modified into food trucks
Live music performance
Some of the best food in Thailand at Thailand Live Gastronomy event
Photo caption: Main photo of Thai food ingredients