Phuket food festival returns
- Published: 22/01/2013 at 10:32 AM
- Online news:
PHUKET: The fifth Phuket Traditional Food Festival kicked off on Sunday at Saphan Hin, and will continue until Thursday (January 24).
Organised by the Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (PPAO), the festival is held every year to showcase Phuket’s traditional food.
At the official opening on Sunday night were Phuket Governor Maitree Intusut, PPAO President Paiboon Upatising, PPAO Deputy Mayor Chowarit Na Nakorn and other officials.
Gov Maitree said he was very pleased to join in the festival, and believed the festival helped preserve Phuket’s unique food.
Lots of different food is on offer, including an enormous dish of moo hor, a traditional Phuket sweet pork dish usually served with rice.
There will also be a competition between vendors to see who can make the best dry prawn chilli sauce, similar to narm prik.
The festival is open from 4pm to 11pm until Thursday, and includes night time entertainment.