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Thai Food Festival Chang Sensory Trails 2018 Is At Marina Bay’s The Lawn With 24 Signature Thai Home Recipes

Chang Sensory Trails 2018 – Thai food festival

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Many of us think the only way we’ll get some real Thai food is by catching a flight to Bangkok. But long gone are the days when we make do with non-spicy tom yum soup and food colouring-enhanced green curries. In fact, with Chang Sensory Trails 2018 – a Thai food festival by Chang Beer – you’ll be tasting much more than the touristy dishes of Thailand.

The Festival’s been to London and Los Angeles, and now it’ll be bang-smack in the middle of Singapore at The Lawn @ Marina Bay. With 24 home-style dishes from restaurants like Aroy Dee, Gin Khao, and Baan Ying, here’s what you’ll be feasting on from 31 August to 1 September 2018:

– Food at Chang Sensory Trails 2018 –

Aroy Dee – spare ribs, soft shell crab, and green mango salad

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Much like how oishii is to the Japanese, Aroy Dee means absolutely mouthwatering. And that’s exactly what their Thai Style Prime Ribs with Aroydee Signature Sauce ($8) is. Other dishes on offer include their Thai Style Stir-Fried Soft Shell Crab with Chilli Garlic ($12) and Green Mango Salad ($5).

Baan Ying – Tom Yum prawn noodles, Hat Yai fried chicken, and shrimp & pork toast

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Baan Ying was originally from Bangkok, but the first Singapore branch opened a couple of months ago. With dishes like Dry Tom Yum Goong Noodles with Onsen Egg ($15) and Papaya Salad & Hat Yai Fried Chicken ($15), they’ve got their own twist on classic Thai food.

Try their Fried Shrimp and Pork Paste Toast ($10) – it’s been deep-fried to give a satisfying crunch when you bite in.

Bangkok Jam – grilled steak, fish & chips, and snow ice dessert

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As one of the trusty Thai food joints we often frequent, Bangkok Jam will be serving up a modern interpretation of Thai flavours. Their Grilled Australian Steak ($15) comes with a dusting of spices and a side of pandan sticky rice, while their Thai Style Fish & Chips ($12) has a crunchy batter topped with onions and coriander.

Finish off with Green with Envy Snow Ice ($9), an ice kachang of sorts that’s loaded with red bean and coconut.

Gin Khao – watermelon fried rice, tom yum spam fries, and salted egg fish skin

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We’ve all tried pineapple fried rice – and adore how it’s served in a pineapple – but nope, never tried watermelon fried rice. But Ghin Khao’s famed Watermelon Fried Rice ($13) will be making its way to Chang Sensory Trails too so you can expect fried rice topped with watermelon balls, sauteed prawns, and salted egg fish skin.

They’ll also be offering Tom Yum Spam Fries ($9) and Salted Egg Fish Skin ($10).

Little Elephant – grilled pork neck and stir-fried holy basil beef

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Over at the Little Elephant booth, you’ll be greeted with the wafting aroma of grilled pork. Dig into their Kor Moo Yang (Grilled Pork Neck, $10)or for a healthier choice, the Nam Tok Kor Moo Yang (Grilled Pork Neck Salad, $10). They also offer up Stir-fried Sliced Beef with Holy Basil ($10).

Long Chim – spicy pork with betel leaf, grilled pork skewers, and deep fried wings

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Everything at Long Chim comes with a complex blend of spices. The Spicy Pork Crunchy Rice Cakes ($12), for instance, is made up of minced pork chunks and deep-fried rice cakes – it’s reportedly spicy so make sure you’ve got a drink to wash down the chilli.

They also have sharing dishes like Grilled Pork Skewers ($12) and Deep-Fried Chicken Wings ($12) – which comes caramelised with sugar, fish sauce, and garlic. Both come with a side of sticky rice.

Tamarind Hill – deep-fried prawns with crisp noodles, mango sticky rice, and taro fritters

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Not surprisingly, Tamarind Hill’s main dish features their namesake ingredient – Deep-Fried Prawns with Crispy Noodles ($8). It’s got a satisfyingly sour-sweet flavour and a range of textures too, with crunchy noodles and fleshy prawns. They also offer Pan-Seared Taro Fritters ($6) – bite-sized fried taro bits to share, and Mango Sticky Rice ($8) – a traditional Thai dessert.

Un-Yang-Kor-Dai – grilled chicken, tom yum bacon, and Thai milk tea puding

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It’s not easy to find Isaan food in Singapore, but at Un-Yang-Kor-Dai, they offer up a menu that’s largely based on the spicy and tangy flavours of Northeastern Thailand.

Try their Grilled Half Chicken ($15) – it comes slightly charred but tender. If you’re still peckish, there’s also Tom Yum Bacon ($15) and for the sweet tooth, a Thai Milk Tea Pudding ($10)

Chang Sensory Trails 2018

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From the wok hei of fried noodles to the wafting char of grilled meats, the third edition of Chang Sensory Trails 2018 will be featuring 24 Thai home-style dishes that’ll leave you longing for more. Since Chang practises the age-old Thai philosophy of Lamiat – to focus on the details and look beyond the ordinary – you can expect a solid lineup of Thai chefs to expertly mix up various herbs, spices, and ingredients.

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It’s all good vibes only at the Festival too, with live performances from local bands like O.K Ready! and 53A. Singaporean illustrator GalactikCaptain has also doodled all over the facades of food booths, tabletops, and a photowall too so everything will be looking picture-perfect.

O.K READY! playing their tunes. Image credit: Chang Sensory Trails

From 31 August to 1 September 2018, head down to The Lawn @ Marina Bay to try some tasty Thai dishes that’ll make you feel like you’re right in the heart of Thailand.

Keep up with Chang Sensory Trails’ Facebook Page and Instagram.

When: 31 August – 1 September 2018, 4PM-10PM
Where: The Lawn @ Marina Bay, 8A Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018984
Admission: Free

Find out more about Chang Sensory Trails 2018 here!

This post was brought to you by Chang Sensory Trails.

Pailin Boonlong

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