Thai food fair

I haven’t blogged about food in the early morning for a long time. So here goes some mouth watering Thai foods.

Over here in Penang, there is a troupe of Thais who are probably from Haadyai, which is a province in southern Thailand. They moved from shopping mall to shopping mall to promote their Thai food.


Shy to say that I had been following them from mall to mall too. Penang being a small island, it is not hard to trace them down. The foods are prepared by the Thais and hence, much more authentic than our local preparations.

The above is somtam which is like a salad. It is made from shredded green papaya, mango (upon request), peanuts, long beans, tomatoes and dried prawns. The vegetables are flavoured with lots and lots of lime juice, fish sauce and bird’s eyes chillies.

RM3 for a packet. Usually enough for two person.


This is the mango rice. During durian season, they also offer durian rice. It is steamed glutinous rice served with fresh cukanan mangoes and coconut milk. Also RM3. They have coloured their rice green using pandan juice. Very nice.

Right now, the Thai food fair is at Tesco. Located near Pelita. There are other stalls selling clothes, handicraft, herbal stuffs and also reflexlogy services.

If you are around Penang, do check out the coconut milk icecream. I remembered eating this in Phuket. Somehow, the one at the Thai food fair in Tesco seems even better.

It is coconut milk flavoured icecream served with some glutinous rice, bits of bread, attap chee and groundnuts. One may find it weird to eat steamed glutinous rice and pieces of bread with icecream. However, this is not the case. When the icecream melts a little, the sweetness and lemak (milky taste) of the icecream blends well with the rice and bread. Only RM2 for a cup.

*other Thai food entry can be found from PenangFaces*

Arggh…now I had tempted my ownself with the food. Maybe I will go hunt for somtam from the fair tomorrow morning.

Post Author: Lilian

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3 thoughts on “Thai food fair


    (September 16, 2005 - 3:07 am)

    Wow, the mango and the som tam looks yummy. We also get them moving around the KL malls. I wonder if they’re the same lot?


    (September 16, 2005 - 8:45 am)

    wwwooooo i love somtam yumyum and mieng kam :p slurps

    Lee Wye Jon

    (September 16, 2005 - 9:41 am)

    I last saw them in Summit USJ… I guess they moved to Penang now.

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