On Sunday, May 16th 2010, I went to Thai Festival. This festival was held in Tokyo for two days, on Saturday and Sunday. There were also Thai festivals in other cities in Japan. The festival was held in Yoyogi Park. There were many booths in this festival, most of them sold Thai crafts and accessories, Thai clothes, Thai foods, Thai agricultural products, and other products from Thailand such as the spices for Thai food. My friends and I went to the festival by walking from Shibuya Station, so we entered the festival area from a gate near the NHK broadcasting station.
The first thing that we bought in this festival was ice cream with flavor of tropical fruits or other agricultural products from tropical countries. There were coconut ice cream, papaya ice cream, jack fruit ice cream, mango ice cream, etc. I bought an ice cream with taro flavor. The ice cream tasted good.
Then we went to find some Thai food. I like to eat spicy food, and so does my friend, so we walked around all the booths in Thai festival to see what kind of food sold there. We looked for the food which looked the hottest, and luckily I got a quite spicy menu, stir fried spicy chicken with holy basil (I don’t really remember the exact name). My friend bought spicy green curry chicken, it was quite good too, but not as spicy as mine. Another friend bought tom yum.
But, the food was still not spicy enough to make me feel like this
There were many tropical fruits and vegetables sold in the festival, but they were expensive (compared with the price of those fruits and vegetables in my country). The fruits like mango, rambutan, dragon fruit, etc which were already cut into pieces were sold in a frozen state. So people had to wait for the ice to melt first before eating. It was quite troublesome, because you could not directly taste the fruit right after buying it, and the taste would become quite different compared with the fresh unfrozen fruit.