Central thai cultural melting pot serves up delights
Sangkhla Buri town on the Thai-Myanmar border played host to a collection of connoisseurs led by a former prime minister on a mission to experience authentic Mon cuisine and learn more about the prominent ethnic group in Thailand
In a mission to spotlight Thailand's cultural diversity through culinary arts, a group of foodies led by former prime minister Anand Panyarachun were recently in Kanchanaburi province's Sangkhla Buri district on the Thai-Myanmar border.
Former prime minister Anand Panyarachun with the Mon beauties.
Sangkhla Buri was chosen not only for its ethnic Mon culture and authentic Mon food, but also because this border town is home to the famous Sangkhla Toh Diaw, a "one-table" restaurant where connoisseurs must make reservations beforehand for months _ not to mention the five-hour drive from Bangkok _ to sample savoury central Thai dishes there.
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