Thai Food Festival in Miami

If you live in Miami, you have to experience The Thai Food Festival at least once in your lifetime! The sounds, smells and hubbub is quite the experience. Wat Buddharangsi Thai Temple was celebrating their 36th anniversary and every Thai person in Miami seemed to be there either selling food or eating it. Just a note if you intend to go to a future one…

BE THERE EARLY CAUSE THE FOOD GOES!
Nearly everything was $5, so bring CASH!

Do check out my foodie buddy, Brenda’s blog and video as well. We missed seeing each other at the Thai Food Festival, so it’ll be interesting to see what caught her eye. I may put together short video snippets from the Festival.

This station was a good way to try some Thai food. Smaller portions, all at $5 and comes with rice.

Look how nicely dressed this lady is. My friend, Mary recognized her. She came all the way from West Palm Beach. She was making Thai Noodle Soup.

Recognize Chef Baz, owner of Lung Yai Thai Tapas? He had to put his name down for those Thai pancakes.

This was the only stand with BBQ protein as far as I could see and had the LONGEST LINE!

Looks like hard work splitting the bamboo stick open to fill with Red Bean and Sticky Rice. Notice pile of Galangal, Thai ginger.

The most popular were Thai desserts mostly with coconut milk and a little too sweet for me.

Mango and Sticky Rice seemed to be everywhere.

My fav Thai dessert is this one, reminds me of Kuih, a Malaysian layered dessert, slightly chewy and of course with coconut milk.

My favorite dish at this festival is Ho Mok, steamed fish and scallops with coconut milk and curry. The flavor was good but no seafood detected, ha, ha!

The obligatory Papaya Salad.

The NEXT LONGEST LINE EVER was Bubble Tea, KACHING!

Khanom Krot is a rice and coconut milk pancake. Someone ordered the whole lot so she sold out. I don’t think that should be allowed because we didn’t get a chance to try this, boo!

Notice the beautifully carved papayas behind the Money Tree.

There were a few shade trees with tables and chairs.

And a HUGE tent where there was live music. Crowded and only 11am.

After a peek into the Thai Temple, we headed to sit in the side area for our lunch.

So happy this Thai Temple got built. They have provided so many wonderful community festivals for us to enjoy!

Love the monks’ orange outfits! The Thai community brings them cooked food.

The Thai community brings cooked food for the general public to share, so sweet. By the time we were invited to try, the best were gone, so GO EARLY.

Khanya and I, so good to reconnect. She was instrumental in helping bring in money to get the Temple built. Thanks to Mary for getting this shot, so fun hanging with her.

 

 

 

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