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PTCO hosts Songkran Thai food gala

In cooperation with the Royal Thai Embassy (Manila), the Rockwell Club and Rockwell Land, the PhilThai Cultural Organization (PTCO) will host Songkran Thai Food Gala Buffet, a charity event to benefit victims of calamities in Mindanao, on April 13, 2013, at 6:30 pm at the Rockwell Tent, Rockwell Center, Makati City.

Songkran is derived from the Sanskrit word “Sankranta” which means “a move or change”. Traditionally celebrated as Thai New Year from April 13 to 15 every year, Songkran is the most important festival for the Thai people and is a time for family reunions. It is also the Thai Water Festival, during which people pour scented water on their elders and family members to show their respect and to give good fortune.

This year’s Songkran in Manila comes with a 12-course buffet dinner prepared by top Thai restaurants, Azuthai, Bejnarong, Celadon, 8 Spices, Oody’s/Soi, and People’s Palace. Raffle prizes, such as 4-day-3-night Bangkok package inclusive of airfare and accommodations, roundtrip air tickets, await lucky dinner patrons.

Dinner tickets are P1,300 per person. For tickets and inquiries, call or  text:  Philippine  Thai  Cultural  Organization  (0917-8358808,

0917-2981765, 0917-5391118), Rockwell Club (897-8312 loc 7444 or 0917-8071739). Or drop by the Rockwell Land Lounge, Ground Floor, Powerplant Mall.

On the buffet menu are: Poh Pia Paksot (fresh Thai spring rolls with special dipping sauce), Satay Moo (pork satay with peanut sacue and cucumber achara), Yam Pla Dok Foo (crispy catfish salad with mango salad), Tom Yum Talay (hot and sour soup with mixed seafood), Khaeng Panang Neua (beef in Panang red curry), Haw Mok Talay (steamed seafood custard in banana leaf cups), Khao Soi Kai (Chiangmai chicken curry yellow noodles), Pla Tubtim Sam Rod (fried fish fillet in three flavored sauces), Gaeng Kieo Waan Kai (chicken green curry), Pad Pak Ruam (stir fried mixed vegetables), Bua Loy (sweet balls in coconut milk), and Khao Nieow Sung Kaya (sticky rice with Thai custard).

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