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By The Ky

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HCMC – The Consulate General of Thailand held a culinary class today, January 27, to cater to the growing enthusiasm for Thai food in Vietnam.

The event showcased some of the signature Thai dishes and the ease of make Thai dishes at home.

Wiraka Moodhitaporn, consul general of Thailand in HCMC, highlighted the increasing popularity of Thai culinary traditions in Vietnam.

She said that the primary focus of the event was not to promote Thai cuisine. Instead, its purpose was to highlight the simplicity of making Thai dishes at home, emphasizing the accessibility of Thai culinary art to wider audiences.

Wiraka Moodhitaporn, consul general of Thailand in HCMC, delivers opening remarks

Providing a hands-on experience for all participants, Assoc. Prof. Torroong Jarungidanan offered expert guidance as attendees learned to prepare Pad Thai, Tom Kha Kai, and Crispy Shrimp with Tamarind Sauce.

Assoc. Prof. Torroong Jarungidanan

To ensure quality and safety, attendees are required to follow the provided instructions when using the prepared equipment and ingredients.

Nguyen Thi Xuan Mai, a 74-year-old participant, conveyed her enthusiasm for joining the class, saying that the event was significant for people of all ages, emphasizing the simplicity of preparing Thai dishes.

She pointed out that all the necessary ingredients are readily available at Vietnamese markets. She also expressed hope that the event would be made an annual event.

Agustaviano Sofian (2nd L), consul general of Indonesia in HCMC, and Firdauz Bin Othman (3rd L), consul general of Malaysia in HCMC, and their spouses make Thai dishes
Milena Padula, president of the Consular Club HCMC, showcases her culinary skills

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