On 24 July 2018, Mr. Nontawat Chandrtri, Consul-General of Thailand to Vancouver presided over the opening ceremony of Thai Cuisine in the Garden at the Residence of the Consul-General to promote Thai cuisine and Thai food products in Vancouver and nearby cities. The event was highly successful with the participation of Consuls-General and members of the consular corps from various countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, China, South Korea, India, United Kingdom, Austria, Germany, Portugal, Mexico, Turkey, Romania, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Kenya, as well as representatives from the Canadian public and private sectors, friends of Thailand and development partners of Thailand in British Columbia. The event was well attended by more than 80 participants.
Activities during the event included cooking demonstration of “Prawn Pad Thai” and “Ma-Hor” or fresh fruit morsel topped with minced chicken and peanuts by Associate Professor Pratchya Paemongkol and the demonstration of Thai arts of vegetable and fruit carving by Mr. Kitti Yodon from the Faculty of Home Economics Technology, Rajamangala University of Technology Phra Nakhon (RMUTP). In addition, there were presentation of other popular Thai dishes such as “Som Tam”, seafood “Tom Yum,” “Choo-Chi Pla” or fish with red curry sauce, grilled pork with Thai spicy sauce, deep fried chicken wings with lemon grass, mango & sticky rice and “Sarim” or vermicelli thread in coconut milk. On this occasion, the Royal Thai Consulate-General also presented the participants with Thai classical dances and Thai musical instrument performances by Phattayakul Thai Music and Drama School.
This project is yet another important annual cultural event organized by the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Vancouver to further promote Thai cuisine as well as the appreciation of Thai culture in Western Canada.