October 21, 2012

Thailand Vegetarian Festival 2012

Thailand's ten-day vegetarian festival  kicked off with culinary extravaganza in many areas in Bangkok like China Town, Platinum Mall and The Mall Bangkapi. The festival  is widely observed across the nation especially by  Thai- Chinese population. Last week, I dropped by Platinum Mall on the way home.  I didn't want to miss out on the fun so I took a few moments to join in the celebration.  My eyes and nose feasted on the wide array of extremely tempting vegetarian dishes they offer.










A stall of Thai vegetarian dishes. A bowl of each dish costs 40 Baht.




 Sweet and sour soy protein with pineapple and capsicum




 Stir-fried tofu  with mushroom, carrots and Chinese Cabbage




 Vegetarian fish ball with Thai eggplant




Spicy string beans with soy protein




Noodles and sauces







 Thai salads



Pile of Thai noodles




 Spicy sauce




 More vegetarian dishes



Thai rice desserts




Vegetarian Festival at The Mall where we had lunch Friday.



 Fresh veggies



Thai dessert filling/topping




 Thai rice dessert? (not sure about these)




Vegetarian Thai steamed fish cake (Ha Mok Pla)




Thai fried rice




Man stir- frying noodles



 Thai braised cabbage



 Thai pastry



 Thai Chestnut Dessert (Tub Tim Grob)



These two men are pounding peanut brittle, a mixture of peanut, sugar and a bit of salt. During the process , the peanut brittle is folded onto itself repeatedly until it achieves the phyllo-like texture. The snack is called khanom tup tap.

 


Vegetarian steamed buns



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