Street food at Bangkok food festival

Street food at Bangkok food festival

Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is gathering renowned chefs from around the world to create their own versions of Thai street food favorites in a five-day festival of food delights starting Friday.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) hopes that this festival will be a "soft power" that can attract more tourists, especially those who are interested in the tastes of Thai street food. TAT Deputy Governor Apichai Chachalermkit told the press on Monday that the festival aims to showcase "amazing" Thai food, flavors from the country's various provinces and communities.

He expressed hope that this festival would encourage foreign travelers to explore the delicacies on offer in different parts of the country.

He added that the festival at Central World will be divided into four main events:

  • Creative Cooking: Visitors will be able to watch cooking demonstrations here.
  • Famous Chefs Table: Famous foreign chefs will offer their unique creations. Among them are chefs such as Jacob Jan Burma, David Gil Rovira, Alejandro Huertas, Ruben Arnance, Riley Sanders, Saito, Rick Dingen, Nelson Chantrawan and Champol Jangpray from Thailand.
  • Street Food: Guest chefs will create their own versions of Thai street food.
  • Gourmet Cooking Workshop: Visitors will be able to get tips on how to prepare gourmet dishes.

The fair, in turn, will be divided into five zones:

  • International Zone: This zone will feature restaurants such as Duc de Praslin, Chilryang Korean Restaurant and Pottery, Hainan Chicken Rice, Maison Eric Kayser, Pizzeria I Masanielli di Francesco Martucci, and Bissou French Restaurant.
  • Michelin Guide Zone: This zone will highlight dishes from several Michelin-starred restaurants, including R-Haan, PenLaos, Chim by Siam Wisdom, and 26 Braised Beef Yih Sahp Luhk.
  • Outstanding Restaurants: This area will feature restaurants from various parts of Thailand including Prem Phuket, Papa Tofu, Table Tales Koh Mak, Arun Thai Cuisine by See Fah, The Gardener Khaoyai, Sea Bangkok, Namba Shabu and more.
  • Street Food: All favorites can be found in this area, such as Por Satay, Silom's Uncle One's pork skewers, Chai's fried squid, Jae Kek's koki khrok (pancakes in a frying pan), and Pinn's Chinese street food.
  • Cafes: Coffee lovers will find their perfect cup of coffee at cafes such as ANA Cuisine, Hai Coffee Roaster, Roots Coffee Roaster and Roaster Runner.

In addition to the culinary fun, there will be musical performances by renowned artists and bands such as Palmy, Yes'sir Days, Klear, Getsunova and Paradox.