Sunday, March 22, 2009

Thai Culture & Food Festival

Thai Culture & Food Festival was held at Federation Square on Sunday 22 March, 2009. It is very near to my home so we decided to go in the afternoon to grab some foods for dinner. = )
In the morning there were traditional blessing by Buddhist Monks, followed by the Thai Drum Parade and the Opening Ceremony on the main stage around midday. There were a lot of booths selling Thai’s snack and also have Thai massage service. Beside the River Terrace there were stalls selling delicious Thai food served by leading Melbourne Thai Restaurants. Most of the food cost about $8 per dish.

Federation Square

Thai dancing show

Thai crafts

Thai dry food and snacks

There were beauty contest and Muay Thai kickboxing contest at the same time. As the kickboxing is more exciting we chose to watch this instead. I felt sory for the contestants as they really kicked each other’s arse. Hmm…I don’t really like this activity as I feel that it is too cruel. I know it is Thai culture though. = P

About 20 minutes later...this guy had won the fight.

Muay Thai kickboxing contest finished!

Now, we get ready to go to the food section! Hooray!!!

The first meal that I bought was chicken satay. We planned to eat it but it was too crowded and it was hard for us to eat and walk too!. Hence, we decided to take away those delicious foods instead. I had only managed to snap the satay chicken and couldn’t snap the other food as there were too many people.

Satay Chicken **yummy**

We had bought 4 meals and 1 dessert which were satay chicken, yellow curry chicken, stir fried chili minced chicken, vegetarian springroll and coconut jelly. I like the satay chicken the most especially the peanut gravy. = )

Dessert time!

There are more festivals coming soon in April. I am looking forward.. . ^_^

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