IT PROVED A FRAGRANT AFFAIR WHEN THE THAI CONSUL GENERAL HOSTED AN AFTERNOON OF COOKING AT MOON THAI RESTAURANT
When the thai consulate general hosted an afternoon at the Moon Thai Restaurant to promote knowledge of the ingredients and steps involved in authentic Thai cooking, the heads of a number of other consulates rolled up their sleeves and got working in the kitchen, including US Consul General Clifford Hart and his Indian counterpart, Prashant Agrawal. With Thai Consul General Aroon Jivasakapimas and more than a dozen other “chefs-in-training”, they learned how to make three traditional Thai dishes—prawn pad Thai, red curry with roasted duck and fresh fruit, and seafood dumplings—under the instruction of group executive chef Viboon Harnskunwat. The activity had all the students on their feet peeling, chopping and stirring, eager to win the trophy for best dish. The fun afternoon in Sheung Wan began with a cocktail session so the guests could get to know each other before they were split into groups to prepare their dishes. Once the cooking class was over, the participants enjoyed a delicious mango sticky rice dessert made by Viboon while he judged everyone’s dishes. After bellies were filled, everyone was a winner!
SANDHYA RAO AND RAKHEE AGRAWAL