As a way of affirming the restaurant’s link to Thailand, Asian Mint is taking part in this year’s Dallas Thai Culture and Food Festival. The Festival is happening on May 26 and 27, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the Buddhist Temple of Dallas.
What to expect at the Thai Culture and Food Festival 2018
The Thai Culture and Food Festival is a celebration of all things Thai. More than that, it’s a project of the Thai Community Center of North Texas (TCCNT) to expose Thai culture to the greater Dallas-Fort Worth community. It’s one of TCCNT’s efforts to build linkages and foster harmony between the North Dallas Thai community with the greater locale.
A lot of activities are lined up for this shindig. The highlights are:
- The “Made in Thailand” pop-up shop, where you can buy unique and exquisite Thai handicrafts, made by either local Thai artists and artisans or imported directly from Thailand
- Various cultural performances, including traditional Thai dances performed by well-known classical Thai dance troupes
- Muay Thai boxing demonstrations on an official ring by featured fighters from different Muay Thai schools
- Guided tours of the Buddhist Temple, a Dallas landmark known for its intricate design and artwork, to be conducted by professional gallery educators from the Crow Collection of Asian Arts
This is the fourth iteration of the Thai Culture and Food Festival. From its inauguration in 2014, TCFF has grown into an annual event much awaited not just by the Dallas Thai community but the greater Dallas-Fort Worth community as well. The event has previously received praise from none other than Dallas Observer.
TCCNT, the brains, brawn and heart behind the festival, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose aim is to preserve Thai culture, traditions, and religion. They pursue this goal through education, training, counseling, and other programs.
All the Thai food you can eat, not just from Asian Mint
Of course, we haven’t left out the biggest reason why you may want to go to the Thai Culture and Food Festival, which is none other than the food bazaar. At the TCFF food bazaar, you can eat all the Thai food you want – from vegan papaya salads, to spicy curries, to deliciously sweet sticky rice and mango desserts, to awesome pad thai. Cuisine from four regions of Thailand will be represented at the bazaar. Local Thai restaurants, including Asian Mint, will set up shop there and serve you treats for an affordable price range of $1 to $7 per dish.
So, mark your calendars, folks. The Thai Culture and Food Festival will be on May 26 and 27, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the Buddhist Temple of Dallas at 8484 Stults Rd. Admission is free, and so is parking.
See you there!