Phuket Tasty Fest 2016

The Phuket Tasty Food Festival 2016 started on Friday - and wow what a lot of different things to eat. The text is from the TAT.

Ms. Anoma Vongyai, Director of the TAT Phuket Office said, “Phuket has always attracted people, from Hokkien Chinese tin miners, to Malay Muslims, Hindus and Christians, and they’ve brought their different recipes and cooking styles with them, meaning the island’s culinary culture is unique in Thailand. 

We want to preserve these dishes and share them with the world, while promoting the high quality of Thai ingredients and the skills of our talented chefs”.

Because so many people have settled in Phuket over the centuries, bringing their own traditions and dishes, the island’s food is distinct from the rest of Thailand and boasts flavours and dishes that cannot be found anywhere else. 

This is why last year, UNESCO declared Phuket to be one of its “Gastronomy Cities” as a way of celebrating and protecting Phuket’s unique dishes. There are only 18 “Gastronomy Cities” across the world and Phuket is the first place in ASEAN to receive this accolade.

As well as local Phuket dishes, the Phuket Tasty Fest 2016, will give visitors the chance to taste a wide range of Thai food and drinks from all regions of the kingdom. There will be cooking demonstrations from well-known chefs and a celebrity cooking competition in a “Tasty All Star” event. 

There will also be snacks and food stalls selling treats, as well as entertainment and concerts from famous singers taking place for all three days of the festival.

Here are some photographs of some of what there was.

But these were the best

and there were so many different servings of French fries covered in something... BUT where can I get them after the weekend?

  Of course there was the now obligatory 'Facebook Live' - always fun.