Thai Festival 2013 @ Penang Times Square.
Yet another interesting event with so many delicious food is being held in Penang. The Thai Festival is available throughout this weekend from 6th of June until 10th of June, 2013. The event has successfully attracted more than 50 kiosks selling both food and non-food products. Thai-food enthusiasts can expect some real authentic Thai Food here, including Som Tam (Green Papaya Salad), Tom Yam, Thai Mango Sticky Rice, Fried Quail Eggs and various delectable snacks and delicacies which can be found in Thailand. Obviously I did not get to try all of them, the photos below are just for your references on what to expect in this Thai Festival.
The entrance fee is free but the foods will need to be paid at own costs but worry not, most of the foods are reasonably priced. The Thai Festival starts from 11am to 11pm, at the outdoor car park of Times Square Penang.
I have bought myself a packet of those dried Crispy Fish for Rm12 which I regretted. I should have bought myself a packet of Cashew Nuts (Rm 10) instead.
I had six Seafood Omelettes for Rm 4 which was okay, there were 3 types of Omelettes in total, the Salted Egg Yolk, Prawn and Scallop. Taste-wise, was okay (nothing to brag about) and slightly oilier to my liking. Apparently they have added quite a lot of oil before frying these Omelettes.
I did not get to try these out as I am not a huge fan of these deep fried food. These were Pumpkin Doughnuts, one packet for Rm 3. Freshly made as shown in the photos.
Many Mango Sticky Rice lovers gone crazy over the kiosk there. Long queue was spotted the entire evening. I am not too sure how much it costs for a plate but I reckon it should be around Rm 5 or Rm 6 per plate.
Piping Hot Otak-Otak
For those who can't survive without rice, you may opt for their Bentong Chicken Rice (one plate for Rm 5) or Nasi Kerabu (blue colored rice eaten with fish, pickles, fried chicken etc). A friend of mine had this Bentong Chicken Rice and it was just okay according to him, probably nothing too special.
An array of Fish Balls, Sausages, Crab Sticks, Ham etc...
I had this Kerabu Kaki Ayam for Rm 4 which comes in a huge portion. It has some Deboned Chicken Feet, Fish Balls, Sliced Onions, White Fungus and a sprinkle of Spring Onions. I like the crunchiness of the Chicken Feet, however, it was way too spicy for me. Please ask the lady not to add so much Chili Flakes if you can't take spicy food.
The Chief Minister of Penang- Yang Berhormat Lim Guan Eng was there for the opening of the event. He welcomes foodies from all over the world and have such wonderful events organized in Penang. Well, I am certainly looking forward to join more interesting food-events in Penang in the near future.
Address: 77-4B-1, Penang Times Square,, Georgetown, 10150 Georgetown, Penang
Business Hour: 11am to 10pm. 6th of June 2013 until 10th of June 2013.