Calling all food lovers! Chang Sensory Trails – the annual Thai food festival returns for its third year in Singapore! Making its way from popping up in Los Angles and London – it is back again to satisfy all your Thai cravings. Hosted by Chang, Thailand’s award-winning beer this event will be held from 31 August to 1 September.
Celebrating iconic authentic Thai dishes inspired by home recipes, this event features eight Singapore-based Thai restaurants and their signature dishes. In the spotlight are the following restaurants: Aroy Dee, Baan Ying, Bangkok Jam, Gin Khao, Little Elephant, Tamarind Hill and Unyang Kordai. We all love eating Thai food, but well who’s able to stomach all 24 dishes in 1 day? Let us do the honours and chow down the calories for you while we zoom in on the TOP 5 dishes you shouldn’t miss!
Thai Style Soft Shell Crab
Think golden crispy goodness. Aroy Dee serves up perfectly deep-fried softshell crab tossed in fragrant garlic and bird’s eye chilli that would go great with a nice chilled beer of Chang. In every bite, you'll get to savour the strong flavours and unique texture of the fresh molted crab. This is not for the faint-hearted. If you're not game for spice from the chilli padi, we recommend trying the other wonderful dishes such as the Thai Style Prime Ribs with Aroy Dee Signature Sauce or Green Mango Salad.
Fried Shrimp and Pork Paste Toast
Probably the best bite for 2 to share, you wouldn't be able to resist Fried Shrimp and Pork Paste Toast from Bann Ying. Simply dip the shrimp or toast in their special homemade Thai sauce. A well-known comfort food amongst the Thais, this dish brings a burst of flavour with every bite.
Grilled Pork Neck Salad (Nam Tok Kor Moo Yang)
Craving for some succulent pork? Visit Little Elephant for this scrumptious dish! The Nam Tok Kor Moo Yang (Grilled Pork Neck Salad) is served with tangy homemade dressing that gives a myriad of flavours - refreshing lime, mint leaves, ground chillies and spring onions. Definitely a good balance of vegetables and meat on a single plate.
Watermelon Fried Rice
Here comes an innovative dish! It has all the components of Thai cuisine but with a touch of creativity. Fragrant Thai fried rice topped with fresh glass prawn, salted egg fish skin and neatly diced watermelon. This combination is not only refreshing to have but it is greatly satisfying for our tummies. Look up Gin Khao and start carrying these watermelon helmets around!
Grilled Half Chicken
If you have a carnivorous appetite, this one is for you. At just $15, sink your teeth into this deliciously marinated spring chicken served with Thai spicy sauce from Unyang Kordai. Don’t forget to bring some wet wipes with you as it could get messy. Finish it off with a cup of Thai Milk Pudding to cleanse the taste buds for more food!
There’s so much good food to indulge in but so little time! Gather your friends and family and feast to your heart’s content. It doesn’t just end at food, there are live bands to enjoy while sipping on a chilled draft of Chang Beer. Our appetites are ever ready! What will you be eating? Let us know in the comment section!
From 31 August to 1 September, 4pm – 10pm. Chang Sensory Trails will be held at The Lawn @ Marina Bay, 8A Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018984. Admission is free.
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