The 3rd Annual Destination Thailand Event is set to take place at Yonge-Dundas Square on September 10 2016. The festivities will be hosted by the Royal Thai Embassy showcasing sensational performances (Muay Thai & Thai dances), hands-on activities (thai massage & crafts), and most of all, vibrant Thai flavours!
Here’s a preview of what’s to come.
The Thai Consulate rewards stars to Thai restaurants via the Thai Select program, which is formatted similar to the Michelin guide. Destination Thailand will have the honour of featuring 8 of these restaurants including: Linda Modern Thai, Bangkok Garden, Golden Thai, Pai, Soi Thai, Patchmon’s Desserts, Thai Noodle and Stratford Thai.
Linda Modern Thai | @lindamodernthai
Bangkok Garden | @bangkokgardento
Golden Thai | @goldenthai_to
Pai | @paitoronto
Soi Thai | @soithaito
Patchmon’s Thai Desserts | @patchmonthaidesserts
The chefs at the Thai Select Restaurants created stimulating dishes like no other; encompassing all flavours of the taste spectrum. Their seasoned curry is balanced with the aroma of a rich coconut milk. The salty seared rice complements the sweetness of tapioca pearls, sweet corn etc. in the dessert. The savoury slices of meat are complemented by a tart vinegar or mint. What surprised me the most was how tender & succulent the lamb, beef, and chicken were.
Even though this was just a glimpse into the upcoming Destination Thailand event, I could feel how passionate Daovipa Leekumjohn, the Thailand Trade Commissioner, and Chef Nuit Regular, the newest Thai Select Ambassador, were in describing the Thai culture, traditions, and gastronomy.
“With the help of the Thai Government Agency and the restaurants of Canada I hope that we can maintain the authenticity of Thai Food in Canada” – Nuit Regular
Thai Select passports will be handed out during the event to be stamped by the food vendors. Stamping at least 5 of the 8 destinations will result in an entry for a chance to win a dinner for 2 for a whole year. Discover for yourself an authentic Thai experience without needing a plane ticket, right here in Toronto!
Photos by Janey Tso