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Food inspiration for the water festival

What is Thai Songkran Festival?

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Songkran Festival marks the start of the traditional Thai new year. Even though Thailand celebrates the new year on the 1st of January since 1940, this traditional festival lives on. It is celebrated on the 13th of April in Thailand and Laos. Songkran literally means; changing places, in this case referring to the sun changing position.

Water Festival

In the bigger cities, the Songkran festival is celebrated for 3 to 7 days. Traditionally, Songkran was a time to visit and pay respect to the elderly, relatives, friends and neighbours. Today it is a festival dedicated to cleansing sins committed in the previous year and represents renewal and a new and fresh start in the new year.

This festival is also referred to as ‘the water festival’ as people splash water on each other. Young people show their respect to their grandparents, elderly relatives, and monks by pouring water into their hands. Many people spend these holidays with their families and visit a local temple to pay their respects to the monks. Because this festival takes place in a hot season, refreshment is welcome. This tradition originally started to show respect towards each other, a new beginning, and cleanliness. There is music, dancing, drinking, and fun all over!


What to eat during Songkran?

Songkran is the perfect time to try some delicious Thai dishes! We’ve listed a few of our favorites for you.

Phak Lieng Tom Kati Goong

Melindjo leaves in coconut milk soup with prawns is a delicious meal! It is one of the favorite meals among people in Thailand.

Tip: Use Prao Hom, because it has an amazing 82% coconut extract with no added coconut oil, water, or flavors, it is also a non-GMO product, gluten-free and vegan-friendly!

TH | Prao Hom | Coconut Milk Tetra Pack 17-19% Milkfat - CAP | 12x1ltr

Specialized in Coconut milk, Prao Hom knows all there is to know about coconuts and how to use them.

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Pad Thai

This classic stir-fried dish has a delicious, distinctive taste. You will find it at street food stalls all over Thailand or casual dining places. But with the right ingredients, you can make a great Pad Thai in your own kitchen!

Tip: Want to create a delicious Pad Thai in no time? Try the Pantai Pad Thai sauce!

TH | Pantai | Pad Thai Sauce | 12x730ml.

This ready-to-eat Pad Thai Sauce by Pantai has all the key ingredients, which ensures an authentic taste.

Thanks to this sauce, you will have your Pad Thai ready in less than 30 minutes!

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Mango sticky rice

Between March and May, the mangoes in Thailand are extra sweet, and Songkran takes place in this period! So this delicious, fruity, and sweet dessert is great to enjoy during the festival.

Tip: Use Siam Pure Thai Jasmine Rice to get that high-quality sticky rice experience.

TH | Siam Pure | Thai Hom Mali Jasmin Rice Premium | 20kg.

Siam Pure is part of Asia Golden Rice Limited, a trusted Thai export company. Around 2002, they became one of Thailand’s top five largest rice exporters. It’s their ambition to develop new product and service innovations to further support high-quality rice production and exports.

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