Discovering Thailand Festival in Vancouver August 22-24

Consul-General Surrhiluck Sa-ngarmangkang of Thailand (middle) hef Phonganan Siriseangphaiwan (left) and Dr. Naruemon Nantaragsa (right)

Consul-General Surrhiluck Sa-ngarmangkang of Thailand (middle) hef Phonganan Siriseangphaiwan (left) and Dr. Naruemon Nantaragsa (right)

The inaugural Thai Festival will take place this coming weekend August 22-24 downtown Vancouver, presented by The Royal Thai Consulate-General in collaboration with Suan Dusit Rajaphat University.

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A place to enjoy music, dance, fashion and delicious Thai food this festival will delight attendees as much as the preview that I attended today did for me. Held at the residence of Consul General of Thailand, Surrhiluck Sa-ngarmangkang I enjoyed a sampling of Thai dances, Royal Thai fashions as well as a Thai cooking demo followed by a delicious lunch.

Friday night you may want to attend the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Performance

Friday, Aug 22, 2014     6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

600 Hamilton Street

Purchase Tickets here: $20 per person

 

The Outdoor Festival is open to the public and is free at the Vancouver Art Gallery, North Plaza – 750 Hornby Street.

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014     10:30 am – 8:00 pm

Sunday, Aug 24, 2014     10:30 am – 7:00 pm

The Free family-friendly festival will kick off with an opening ceremony highlighting Thai culture including traditional dances, fashions and Muay Thai (Thai martial arts). Activities include exhibiton on Amazing Thailand, Thai cooking demonstrations, food tasting, children’s activities, games, prize draws and more.

Making Pad Thai

Making Pad Thai

Pad Thai in the making

Pad Thai in the making

Pad Thai

Pad Thai

Chefs presenting the Pad Thai

Chefs presenting the Pad Thai

Making a Panang Curry

Making a Panang Curry

Panang Fish Curry

Panang Fish Curry

Thai Cooking Workshop

Sunday, Aug 17, 2014     9:30 am – 8:30 pm

Cooking Demonstrations and Food Sampling
In Vancouver, festival visitors will have opportunities to learn and sample authentic mouth-watering Thai food prepared by award winning Thai chef, Phonganan Siriseangphaiwan and his culinary team, and also purchase delicious bite-size offerings from Thai food vendors.

Cooking Workshop
Hands on cooking classes are also offered for those interested in learning the art of Thai cooking. Discover Simply Irresistible Thai Food.

By: Richard Wolak