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Siam House to celebrate 25th anniversary in style with week-long Thai Food Festival


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Colombo’s favourite Thai food restaurant, Siam House is set to celebrate 25 years of authentic Thai food in grand style this month. The momentous occasion will be marked with a week-long Thai food festival from 24 to 31 May, featuring delicacies from the four regions of Thailand along with authentic street food. 

A team of Thai Chefs will come down to Sri Lanka especially to cater for the food festival, which will take the opportunity to showcase Thailand’s diverse culinary delights including dishes that are not regularly served at Siam House. 

The 25th anniversary celebrations will officially commence with a gala event on 23 May and Siam House will issue a special commemorative postage stamp to mark the milestone event. 

Discussing the silver jubilee celebrations and elaborating on the history of Siam House, Benjarong Ltd. Chairman Lionel Fernando said: “In 1993 we were the first restaurant to introduce Thai cuisine to Sri Lanka. We were a revolutionary restaurant at the time as we brought down our whole production team from Thailand, headed by a Thai Executive Chef. To this date, Siam House enjoys unparalleled reputation for the authenticity of cuisine it offers as well as the consistency and standards we uphold. Our commitment to consistency and upholding our high standards has been the key to our success. We look forward to the next 25 years, energised and ready to serve great Thai cuisine to generations of Sri Lankan diners to come.”

Thai cuisine is known for its harmonious blend of the sour, sweet, salty, bitter and spicy and is prepared with special care to be equally satisfying to the eye, nose and palate. Thai cuisine encompasses a wide variety of food from the four regions, the north, the north east, the south and the central plains of Thailand and these different culinary styles have been shaped largely by the availability of ingredients and various other influences making Thai cuisine one of world’s most delightful and varied cuisines.

The preparation and cooking methods of Thai food are delicate. Decorative elements usually take the form of colourful vegetables, the cutting and carving of which is an art form that has been handed down since ancient times.

The famous authenticity of Siam House Thai food is derived from the professional expertise the place possesses as well as their use of only authentic Thai ingredients. To this end, Siam House imports all ingredients directly from Thailand and they still prepare their famous curry pastes in-house using fresh ingredients.

The Siam House Thai Food Festival will feature all these regional cuisines along with street food and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic Thai beverages, specially prepared by a crew of expert Thai chefs making the whole experience a memorable one. The management has organised for attractive discounts, prizes and surprises for diners at the Thai Food Festival and the winner of the grand prize will receive return air ticket to Thailand.

Siam House is recognised by the Royal Thai Government as an authentic Thai cuisine, a status awarded only to the authentic Thai restaurants in the world by the Royal Thai Government, through a surprise evaluation conducted once every three years. The restaurant has also been consistently ranked in the best restaurant category by the Colombo Municipal Council for the last 10 years. 

Siam House is located at 17, Melbourne Avenue, Colombo 4 and is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. For reservations please call 011 2 595 944 or 011 2 595966.


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