By The Nation
Tourism Authority of Thailand governor Yuthasak Supasorn and Shigeki Kobayashi, counsellor and director of the Japan Information Service from the Japanese embassy presided over the fair’s lift-off on Wednesday.
The festival offers a happy, delicious, “sugoi” or amazing culinary journey with delights like somtam with wasabi-fermented squid, grilled pork onigiri with Isaan chilli paste and green curry ramen to name a few.
Visitors will also get to watch well-known chef Yingsak Jonglertjesdawong put together a “Thai-Japanese chilli paste set”, a 3D origami paper-folding workshop by Thailand’s top origami artist Ekkasit Khemnguad, a fish-filleting show by Masa Sushi, as well as a mochi-making demonstration by a Japanese chef to name a few.
Shoppers can also make the most of the “shoot and share” contest or just pick up hugely discounted products such as a 100g Wagyu ribeye steak for just Bt700, a salmon don for Bt499 or a lemon cheese tart for Bt95 among others.
The event runs until November 22 at the ground floor of Siam Takashimaya department store and Sooksiam in Bangkok’s iconic shopping destination Iconsiam.