Sawasdee Krub, Thailand! Royal Thai Embassy in Manila hosts Thai Culinary Delights

What’s the next best thing to being in Thailand and feasting on the land’s culinary fare? The Thais coming to Davao to cook and perform for their guests. Yes, nothing is lost in its authenticity. Sawasdeekrap, Thailand!

The Thais communicated well with the Davaoeños is the universal language of food via its “Thai Culinary Delights 2019” at the dusitD2 Hotel. This was one of the events of the Royal Thai Embassy in Manila to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between the Kingdom of Thailand and the Republic of the Philippines. On separate occasions the Thai embassy hosted the Friendship Golf Tournament and Thai Film Festival. Co-hosting the event was the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

Speaking the universal language of food with the Thais at the Embassy of Thailand’s Thai Culinary Delights

One of the many dishes served for dinner – Thai Fish Cakes

Present were local dignitaries, members of the the Mindanao Diplomatic Corps, Thai and Filipino tourism and travel officials and the local media. The venue was packed. Perhaps the attendance from the local community proves how much Thai cuisine is loved in this part of the country.

Learning the process of Thai cooking was also highlighted. Demonstrating their skills in the show kitchen were the Thai chefs who performed the intricacies, in their case, the simplicity, of the much-loved cuisine. The VIPs gave them a hand in the preparation.

dusitD2 Davao Thai Chef Suthin Songmuang

Trying their hand on Thai cooking were Thai Ambassador HE Vasin Ruangprateepsaeng with DFA Asec. Uriel Garibay, Malaysian Consul General Nur Harun and DFA USec. Ernesto Abella

To complete the celebration, artists and performers from the renowned Siam Niramit, a live and lavish theatrical presentation about Thailand’s cultural history, complete with with live elephants, gave a snippet of their show in Bangkok.

Traditional Thai dance

It was a wonderful evening of everything Thai happening in my own city. Khob kun Krub!

Also published in the SunStar Davao newspaper.

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The Thai Ambassador with MinDa Chairman Nathaniel Dalumpines; DFA ASec. Uriel Garibay; Malaysian Consul General Nur Harun

dusitD2 Davao GM Christopher Wichlan: Thitiroj Rerngsamran, Marketing Director of PTT Philippines;  Urawadee Sriphiromya, Outgoing Deputy Chief of Mission of Thai Embassy; Antonio Rufino, Honorary Consul of Portugal; Thassarany Noivong, First Secretary, Royal Thai Embassy; Polapat Neelabhamorn, Thai Airways GM-Guam and PHL.

DFA Mindanao’s Ebrahim Zailon and Malaysian Consul Mohd Jaafri Bin Mohd Sharif

Torre Lorenzo Development Corporation Debbie Galang, Lalaine Regino (COO) and husband Gerrard Regino

With the Thai Amabssador to the Philippines at the Thai Culinary Affair at dusitD2 Hotel.

Pachongwat Yuckpan (Counsellor, Royal Thai Embassy), Maria Lourdes Duenas (Thai Airways District Sales Manager-Philippines and Guam), Fannie Galang (Thai Airways Passenger Sale)