Sawadee-krup. If you got nothing to do this weekend, do visit Times Square Penang for the very first Thai Festival in Penang. Opens daily from 10am to 11pm until 10-Jun-2013.
To be exact, the festival is located at outdoor parking space of Times Square Penang. You may park your car at multi-storey car park and take lift to G-floor.
Basically you will find about 50 stalls selling authentic food and products. The ratio is about 80:20 – 80% on food, 20% on products.
Tables are provided so that you can dine in there. Personally I found them a bit messy especially after being used by many visitors.
The event was officially opened by Chief Minister of Penang – Mr. Lim Guan Eng and other VIPs on 7-Jun-2013. Mr. Lim looked tired, probably due to 2nd Penang bridge incident happened on 6-Jun-2013.
Not to be missed are some performance arts by the native Thais.
Most exhibitors are from southern region of Thai, such as Songkhla. For Penangites who do not speak Thai, it is like chicken talking to duck. Luckily some of them are able to speak/listen to Malay or English. Alternatively, you can just point the item you want from the banner.
Speaking of chicken, one of the famous stalls is Betong Chicken. Betong is a city located at south border of Thai. A quick Google search showed that Betong chicken weighs more and grow better than native chicken. Picture above shows Betong Chicken mascot and is not edible.
Other than chicken, chicken leg is also available as an appetiser. My saliva started to drop the moment I saw this Kerabu Kaki Ayam.
Some fancy drinks are also available, including this Rainbow Milk.
Anda Teh Tarik stall is a famous stall in which for each teh tarik order, the crew will show off his tea pouring skill on the spot with music playing from the background.
Not to be missed is Mango Sticky Rice, also known as Pulut Mangga.
Pulut Mangga is available at RM5.00 each.
Most items are slightly expensive than Hatyai but thinking the fact that you no need to travel far for the same kind of food, it probably worths the price.
Some items looked tempting but at the same time also a bit oily :p
What’s more important is that you can enjoy seeing the way the food is prepared. Picture above shows the device to make donut.
Some desserts are just too good to refuse.
Come and enjoy the authentic Thai cuisine at Times Square Penang this weekend. More than 50 stalls awaiting you.