The Brisbane Thai Festival on Sunday 15 September 2019 from 10am to 7pm at the Roma Street Parkland, 1 Parkland Boulevard, Brisbane is going to be HUGE. Not sure if 9 hours of fun times is going to cover it, and all for FREE entry. The parkland is convenient to get to with the Roma Street train and bus stations near it and less than 10 mins walk from the city.
Sawadee and welcome back to an event organised by the Thai-Australian Association of Queensland Inc. A not-for-profit organisation that promotes and supports the Thai community in the state of Queensland. Be sure to stay updated via the event page discussion section as snippets of news comes to hand closer to date. Get the FAQs HERE.
Share in the rich culture of Thailand and enjoy all things Thai at your doorstep. Plus you could WIN a roundtrip ticket from Brisbane to Thailand by Thai Airways via a raffle ticket, at this culinary and cultural extravaganza. Stay updated for more news on that via the aforementioned link. Thai food, dance, music and Thai Muay Boxing, what more could you want.
Folk Artists Phonsapon Upani and Tontrakul Kaewyong will be entertaining you with legendary Thai traditional musical instruments. It'll be one of the best stage performances that you wouldn't want to miss while they're on tour from 10-15 Dec throughout Brisbane, Melbourne and Canberra.
Enjoy all the flavours of Thailand, beautifully balanced and what a range. You'd do well to arrive hungry. Enjoy steamed sticky rice with taro, a sticky rice dessert stuffed with taro and wrapped in banana leaf. The better known sticky rice and mango dessert will also make an appearance amongst many other Thai foods you may not have already tried. The Thai Tasty Food Truck is also on board, along with Kinn Imm (eat full) and their popular Thai street food that'll take you straight to the back streets of Thailand and their street vendors.
Palida Palace Thai Restaurant will be there so you can try their exotic traditional Thai desserts that taste as good as they look. Check them out at Jindalee if you live in the vicinity. This year's theme is all about sustainability and it's the aim to keep plastic waste to a bare minimum. In the spirit of taking care of the environment, food stalls have agreed to keep at least 80% of their food packaging biodegradable. To achieve the goal of the theme, you're encouraged to bring your own reusable/recyclable goods like straws, plates, cutlery, bags etc on the day.
Last but not least, let's talk about that love it or hate it Durian. Many have attempted to describe the taste of the world's smelliest fruit. Novelists and food writers have described it in most unpleasant ways but the mighty Durian is here to stay. It might be smelly but it's incredibly nutritious containing very high nutrients compared to most other fruits.
Siam Garden Thai Restaurant & Siam Fruit will be at the Festival so you can taste Siam Fruit's fresh Durian for which they're famous, plus other tropical fruits from Thailand. Try it and find out for yourself. Head to the Facebook page where you'll find a plethora of updates and information and food porn to salivate over. This is a festival you don't want to miss.