One of the basic elements of Thai food is managing to create a harmony between the elements in the dish. Keeping this basic concept in mind, Indian Institute of Hotel Management, (IIHM) organized a grand Thai Food Festival “Tu-Rian”.
The festival was inaugurated by the Preecha Kaensa, Hon’ble Thai Consulate General, along with Mr. Gautam Deb, Tourism Minister, Government of West Bengal, Mr. Abdur Razzak Molla, Minister for Food Procurement and Horticulture, Government of West Bengal, Mr. Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Minister of State Sports and Youth Services, Mr. Debashis Sen, IAS, Principal Secretary, Urban Development Department, Government of West Bengal and Mr. Sabyasachi Dutta, Mayor, Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation as Guest of Honor at Newtown Mela Ground. Actor Rachana Banerjee also graced the event.
After the inauguration was over, a spectacular dance performance was presented by Sapphire Dance Academy. The final year students of IIHM organized 100 varieties of Thai cuisine to end their final year. The students created a mini Thailand which provided the visitors the exact look and feel of the country.
Some of the delicacies prepared by the students were Tom Yam (Hot & Sour Soup) – Central & North Region, Po Pia Sod (Spring Roll)- North Region, Pad Thai (Stir Fried Noodles)- Central & North Region, Satay -(Central Region), Khao Neow (Steam Sticky Rice)-North East Region, Poo Pad Pong Garee (Stir Fried Crab Curry)-North East Region, Gai Yang Esan (Barbequed Chicken)-North East Region, Som Tam Esan(Papaya Salad)-North East Region, Gluay Kaeg (Fried Banana)- Central Plain and Khao Neow Kaew(Sweet Sticky Rice- (Central Plain).
The event saw a spirited performance by the band Crosswings which kept the audience engaged.
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