Thai Food Festival, Chang Sensory Trails, returns to Singapore for its third edition with a special emphasis on Thai home recipes. This year’s festival features 24 signature dishes from eight Singapore-based Thai restaurants.
A must-try from Aroy Dee is definitely the prime ribs infused with fragrant Thai herbs, deep-fried till meltingly tender. It is served with three sauces and best completed with an ice-cold Chang beer.
Unlike typical Thai fare, Baan Ying serves tasty dishes that stem from Northeastern Thailand’s Isaan cuisine. Enjoy their Dry Tom Yum Goong noodles with lava egg – a special noddle tossed in Tom Yum Sauce accompanied with Giant River Prawns served with an onsen egg. It’s an absolute tom yum goodness. Otherwise, the homemade fried shrimp and pork paste toast is equally delicious!
At the festival, indulge in their Thai style fish and chips, complemented with toasted rice powder that offers a fiery kick to your taste buds. Complete your meal with their green with envy snow ice. A green milk tea flavoured snow ice that is drenched with sweet red bean sauce, Azuki beans, and crushed peanuts. It is also an excellent perk me up on a hot day.
Little Elephant’s Kor Moo Yang (Grill Pork Neck) will definitely leave you wanting for more. Grilled with low temperature, this dish is soft and tender in every bite. Dip it in their homemade tamarind to complete the experience. If that’s not enough, don’t forget to try their Nam Tok Kor Moo Yang (Grilled Pork Neck Salad) and Stir Fry Sliced Beef with Holy Basil.
If serving fried rice in a pineapple is too boring for you, Gin Khao’s Watermelon Fried Rice might be the dish for you. Topped with salted egg fish skin, floss, buts and watermelon cubes, it is the perfect main dish alongside the Tom Yum Spam Fries and Salted Egg Fish Skin.
Long Chim offers simple finger food such as Spicy Pork with Rice Cake, Grilled Pork Skewers and Deep-Fried Chicken Wings. Best paired with a pint of ice cold Chang beer!
Serving up a classic twist of ban mee, Tamarind Hill’s Deep Fried Prawns with Crispy Noodles is tossed in housemade sweet tamarind sauce and topped with deep-fried tiger prawns. End the meal on a sweet note with their Mango Sticky Rice or Taro Fritters.
A classic recipe from Khao Yai, Thailand, their grilled half chicken is one not to be missed. The fresh spring chicken is superbly flavorful as the meat is well-marinated with a mix of white peppercorn and fresh coriander. The answer to ending the festival with is Unyang Kordai’s Thai Milk Tea Pudding – the perfect way to enjoy Thai milk tea!
Adding to the multisensory experience, the illustrations of Singaporean illustrator GalactikCaptain from local collective Band of Doodlers can be found on the facades of the food booths, on tabletops as well as the Chang Sensory Trails photo wall. Local bands, O.K Ready! and 53A will also be performing on 31 August and 1 September respectively to entertain visitors while they enjoy their Thai culinary favourites.
Gather at The Lawn at Marina Bay from Friday, 31 August to Saturday, 1 September from 4pm to 10pm to enjoy a plethora of unique Thai culinary flavors.