Saturday, June 28, 2014
Thai Festival in Sendai タイフェスティバルin仙台 022-397-9741
Address: 勾当台公園市民広場. Located exactly at that address. Come up off the Kotodai-koen Subway exit and you’re there.
Map: Weird. Google Maps cannot show this accurately. Sorry.
Tomorrow, Sunday, June 29th from 10 am till 6 pm.
Sorry that this is such late notice, but I didn’t attend the inaugural Thai Festival held last year in Nagamachi, so I didn’t know much about it, but I caught the last two minutes of this morning’s あらあらかしこ TV program which was promoting this event, so I thought it would be worth a try.
This is the lowdown: If you want to try some delicious, SPICY, Thai cuisine, you should go!
Once there, you might find it difficult, as I did, to choose among the many different food stalls, each with their own enticing aromas of Thai dishes. My wife and I decided on the Phu Thai vendor, although all of the restaurant representatives offered equally tempting dishes.
We went with the Stir-Fried Chicken with Holy Basil on Rice (500 yen), and I added a “Sai Krok”, or Grilled Herbal Sausage (300 yen). I had never heard of Holy Basil before, but holy crap: Was it ever spicy!!! And equally scrumptious!!!
Besides a wide selection of food being offered, there is always a live performance to be entertained with, as well as many stalls selling Thai goods, foods, and souvenirs.
I was lucky enough to spot my favorite あらあらかしこガール,Manami Kawada, in the crowd and she was kind enough to pose for a photo. On this program, Manami seems extremely down-to-earth, funny, and very cute! In person, she did not disappoint! She made my day!
If you don’t get a chance to make it out tomorrow, be on the lookout for next year’s festival!