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Thai Temple NY festival extravaganza in Fremont

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Thai Temple NY festival extravaganza in Fremont

Han Lukito | Apr 12, 2004 01:54 PM

In a word, quite impressive for street foods !

On Sunday, April 12 at around noon the Thais at the Fremont temple were at full celebration mode with traditional dancers and stalls of food vendors probably around 20-25 vendors. This was the largest I have seen and the food is mostly street food and quite impressive reminding me of hawker centres in Asia. Large tent with lots of tables inside the tent and outside.

I will outline some of the delicacies I tried:

Very yummy/silky fish (salmon?) mixed with soft custard like mix of spices but not spicy. Very tasty. The whole thing is wrapped in banana leaf cone. Awesome but a bit pricy at $3 each ! This alone is worth coming here

A seafood soup with tasty chicken? broth, mixed with all kinds of goodies like calamaris, shrimps. The broth is a bit pink. The addition of fried garlic also complement the soup.

This next one was unusual. A mix of tofu, rice sticks, fun noodle, veggies doused in a slightly sweet soy sauce. Excellent texture and combination. Condiments are provided to add salt and spices to a rather bland dish. Unusual but good.

Mango sticky rice is nice

A fried sticky rice cake filled with green chives was interesting.

I saw two pad thais stalls. One of them did not look good, but the other one looks tasty although we did not get to try it.

The place was crowded but still manageable. The best time to come is probably around 1 pm on these special occasions. Less crowded and more chance to try goodies that were replenished after being consumed by the crowds. The excellent chicken rice reappeared later.

Anybody else went ?

Link: http://www.watbuddha.iirt.net/

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