The Mira Hong Kong adds culinary sparkle to the Songkran Water Festival, with Blue Elephant Royal Thai Siamese cuisine 

In celebration of the Songkran Water Festival, which also marks the Thai New Year, the award-winning buffet restaurant of The Mira Hong Kong, Yamm, presents for the second year, a much anticipated spread of authentic Thai cuisine from April 5th to April 30th, 2016. Side by side with creative dishes prepared by Yamm’s Thai Sous Chef Danita Srisuwan, “Discover Thai Taste” Siamese Table will showcase time-honored recipes of the celebrated Royal Thai cuisine, from the famed Blue Elephant Restaurant & Cooking School in Bangkok, by the award-winning Master Chef Nooror Somany Steppe, Founder of Blue Elephant International, and the Guest of Honour, at the Opening Night Ceremony.

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Much to the delight of all Hong Kong foodies and diners nostalgic about authentic Royal Thai Cuisine, the event has been organised in partnership with the Tourism Authority of Thailand and Miramar Travel, as well as generous support of Sanpellegrino and Hong Kong Airlines. The culinary spectacle at Yamm filled with live cooking stations will be enriched by a charming, traditional Thai dance performance that is to continue every night, until April 10.

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The Opening Night with the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on April 5th will be honored by the presence of Thai government officials Dr. Suvit Maesincee, Deputy Minister of Commerce; Ms. Chutima Bunyapraphasara, Permanent Secretary of Minister of Commerce; Mr. Aroon Jivasakapimas, Royal Thai Consul-General; Mr. Wittayakorn Maneenetr, Consul (Commercial) & Trade Commissioner; Ms. Titiporn Manenate, Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand; Mr Li DianChun, Chief Commercial Officer and Director, Commercial Department of Hong Kong Airlines together with Mr Alex Wu, General Manager of Sales & Marketing – Hong Kong, Commercial Department; Mr. Alex Lee, General Manager of Miramar Travel, and Mr. Gerhard Aicher, General Manager of The Mira Hong Kong.

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“Blue Elephant is a world renowned culinary brand with international presence and synonymous with the pinnacle of Thai cuisine popularized in the modern Western world by Mrs Nooror with the first opening of the restaurant in Europe in 1980,” says Gerhard Aicher, General Manager of The Mira Hong Kong. “We feel privileged and excited to bring this legendary taste of Thailand to Yamm, thanks to the generous support of our Partners, as a testament to the quality that The Mira Hong Kong’s buffet restaurant stands for.”

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Among the time-honored recipes selected by Master Chef Nooror to showcase at Yamm throughout the “Discover Thai Taste” Siamese Table , there are five original, deliciously diverse dishes: Stir-fried Pork Belly with Blue Elephant Red Curry Paste and Long Beans; Chicken Green Curry; Crispy Fish with Raw Green Mango; Coconut Rice Berry Topped with Caramelized Beef and Crispy Shallot, served with Thai Papaya Salad; and the much loved dessert, Mango Sticky Rice. The recipes will be skillfully executed at Yamm under the guidance of Blue Elephant’s Guest Chef.