On Saturday 26 August 2017, the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh City in collaboration with CHU Hospitality Company and strong support from Siam Cement Group (SCG) Vietnam organized a live cooking demonstration event under the theme “The Secrets of Thai Cuisine” at GRAIN Cooking Studio. Mrs. Ureerat Ratanaprukse, Consul-General of Thailand to Ho Chi Minh City stated in her opening remark that the event aimed to promote authentic and refined Thai cuisine fused with modern cooking technique to showcase the ease of cooking Thai food by locally sourcing the available ingredients in Vietnam.
More than 65 guests from diplomatic corps, renowned Vietnamese Chefs, medias, private sectors, Vietnamese gastronomes and international expats in Ho Chi Minh City participated in the event including several Consul-Generals as well as Mrs. Phan Ton Tinh Hai, a celebrity Vietnamese food specialist.
Chef Oliver Castella, a Culinary Director from Sindhorn Glass House and the President of Les disciples d’Escoffier of Thailand and Chef Putchara Pheeraphak, Chef de Cuisine and Sous Chef at Saneh Jann Thai fine dining Restaurant, led the participants to the exciting journey of Thai traditional dishes in Chef’s Table style.
Four Thai “Sum rub” (the compositions of Thai traditional dishes) boasted rich flavors and coupled with wine pairing from Red Apron. The guests were welcomed at the reception by a glass of Chili Kumquat martini Mocha shot, a Thai inspired cocktail created by Nosh team pairing with Thai Fish Dumplings and Sweet, Sour Shrimp Balls as the appetizer. The courses menu started by the Spicy Andaman Tuna Thai Salad which is simple yet complex flavors owing to sour lime, the touch of sweetness and the kick of chili. The nibbles were followed by the main dishes; Hokkaido Scallop in Coconut and Galangal Soup and Sweet and Sour Curry with Australian tenderloin, which were delicate layering of flavors that showed impeccable attention to detail. Even better was Scented Candle Thai Cookie and Saneh Jaan signature dessert, a rare Thai dessert set that mixed crispy rice with a thick sugary cream and ice.
“The Secrets of Thai Cuisine” event marked as the first chef table style Thai food promotion in Ho Chi Minh City, which presented Thai traditional cuisines in modern styles without compromising on real flavors. A special thanks to SCG Vietnam for the support, CHU Hospitality Company for its professional services and MM Mega Market for sourcing the prime quality and fresh ingredients for this event.