The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently staged a special Thailand-China culinary exchange between Thai and Chinese chefs.
Thai chef Namchai of the Grand Sanyod Sathorn-Bang Rak, named a Bib Gourmand restaurant in the first ever Michelin Guide Bangkok 2018, cooked with six Chinese chefs from the World Federation of the China Catering Industry.
As part of the demonstrations, Namchai cooked one of Grand Sanyod’s famous Cantonese dishes, ratna (pan fried noodles with gravy) while the six Chinese chefs created Chinese candied banana fritters or basi banana.
This cooking exchange demonstration was part of TAT’s-supported 2018 Chinese New Year celebrations in 13 locations across the Kingdom, which also saw cultural exchange performances by 135 performers from nine provinces, namely Fujian, Hainan, Inner Mongolia, Shandong, Heilongjiang, Zhejiang, Hunan, Shanxi and Hubei.
“As well as cultural and culinary exchanges between Thailand and China during the auspicious 2018 Chinese New Year celebrations, we see this as an opportunity to enhance the awareness of the first ever Michelin Guide Bangkok and to motivate local and international tourists to embark on a culinary journey to taste signature dishes in different locations across the Kingdom as a way of exploring unique Thai culture and ways of life,” said Tanes Petsuwan, deputy governor for TAT’s marketing communications.