Published: Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Thai Food Festival @ Radisson

foodIn part of entertaining international guests as well as the local ones with authentic and exotic cuisines, Radisson Blu Water Garden Hotel Dhaka has arranged a Thai food festival at its Water Garden Brasserie restaurant. The festival has started on 6 December and will run till 15 December, 2013.
Radisson has gone to great lengths to ensure that it maintains the proper authenticity of its Thai cuisine. Meet Vichien Chomsawat, a highly regarded chef of Royal Cliff Hotels Group Pattaya and his assistant Boonyarat Khunsombat; both have been flown from Thailand for this occasion.
Radisson even arranged a live and interactive cooking demonstration — only for the press conference a day before the inauguration — led by Chomsawat — to show the audience how a couple of traditional Thai dishes are made.
Instructing on how to cook Pad Thai — a stir-fried rice noodle dish exorbitantly popular in Thailand — he handed over the frying pan to one among the audience to speak. “Pad Thai is a common and popular food in our country. You will find it in almost every street corner eatery and in many Thai restaurants all across. I am happy to take part in this culinary festival, and we believe this festival will offer the true taste of Thailand”.
And the buffet table reassured that, with a wide assortment of items such as sautéed chicken with chilli and hot basil, deep-fried sea fish with chilli and a very delicious beef curry, with the tag showing its name, ‘panang curry’. Beef panang is a very well-liked panang dish consisting of beef, cut in thin strips, dipped in curry sauce.
“Thai cuisine has a series of curries, such as the yellow curry, red curry and green curry and of course, the panang curry, which is relatively milder than many other curries, and has a vast use of herbs”, Chomsawat informed. “We will have covered different types of curries by the end of this festival.”
There are several salads you can have as your sideline. For example, pomelo salad with shrimp is a very popular salad in Thailand, made of a citrus fruit named pomelo.
And finally, there is a variety of delectable desserts — with a majority of them belonging to and being very popular in Thailand — for an impressive final impression.
The Thai Food Festival 2013 has been arranged with the support of the Royal Thai Embassy in Bangladesh. Madurapochana Ittarong, ambassador of Thailand to Bangladesh officially inaugurated the festival on 6 December, 2013.
The official airline partner is Bangkok Airways; other sponsors are CP Bangladesh and Radisson Suits Bangkok Sukhumvit.
During this festival, guests will have the opportunity to win two return air tickets Dhaka-Bangkok-Dhaka (exclusive of taxes) sponsored by Bangkok Airways and 3 nights’ accommodation at Radisson Suits Bangkok Sukhumvit.
The festival is offering a 5 course lunch menu (Tk.2500 net) and buffet dinner (Tk.3400 net). For reservations, call 8754555.