Chefs show off skills at New Year festival

BANGKOK, 16 February 2028: The Tourism Authority of Thailand staged a special Thailand-China culinary exchange. Thurday, between Thai chef Namchai of the Grand Sanyod Sathon-Bang Rak, and six Chinese chefs.

During the cooking exchange demonstration, Chef Namchai cooked one of Grand Sanyod’s famous Cantonese dishes, ratna (pan-fried noodles with gravy) while the six Chinese Chefs created Chinese candied banana fritters or basi banana to delight guests and members of the media.

This special Thai-Chinese cooking exchange demonstration was just one of the events TAT organised to support the 2018 Chinese New Year celebrations in 13 locations across the Kingdom.

From left: Santi Chudintra, TAT Deputy Governor for Asia and South Pacific Market; Tanes Petsuwan, TAT Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications; Chef Namchai Bencharungrod of the Grand Sanyod Sathon-Bang Rak; and Chef Wu Li, of the World Federation of the Chinese Catering Industry.

The events included Thailand-China cultural exchange performances by 135 performers from nine provinces in China.

Grand celebrations today at Yaowarat, the historic home to Bangkok’s Chinese community, which will be presided over by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn,

The event will see 18 top chefs from the World Federation of the Chinese Catering Industry led by its Chef Wu Li, will create southern Chinese delicacies for the occasion.

TAT has selected the Grand Sanyod Sathon-Bang Rak as the venue for this special Thailand-China culinary exchange due to its authenticity in the cooking method that has been continued since it was found in 1962.

Tagged as a ‘Bib Gourmands’ in the first ever Michelin Guide Bangkok 2018, the restaurant was described as being ‘Chinese’ and ‘Simple’, and that this tiny noodle shop tucked away in a small alley has attracted a loyal fan base for over 50 years.