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Enter The Dragon Boat Festival On A Sweet Or Savoury Tamale High Await Plaza Athenee Bangkok A Royal Meridien

March 31, 2014 Food & Beverage No Comments Email Email

Vibrant culture and distinctive cuisine invite discovery as Plaza Athénée Bangkok, a Royal Méridien marks the annual Chinese Dragon Boat Festivities, which this year fall on Monday, 01 – Monday 30 June 2014, with its customary flair and emphasis on authenticity.

Dragon Boat FestivalThe Chinese Duanwu Festival that traditionally features dramatic Dragon Boat Races is of such importance in China that the central government in 2007 declared it a national holiday. It marks the day of the year when the sun, representing male energy, is at its strongest relative to the moon, representing female energy. This explains the masculine vigour with which the occasion is celebrated as well as the robust nature of the special dish that is eaten at this time of year, namely Chinese tamale, colloquially known as “zongzi” or “zong”.

Tamale are delectable confections composed of glutinous rice stuffed with special recipe savoury or sweet fillings wrapped in bamboo leaves and steamed.

Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien’s modern Cantonese restaurant Silk Road, and Quick Stop patisserie will offer Hong Kong Chef Cheng Kam Sing’s passionate renditions of the sumptuous sticky rice dumplings.

Traditional and classic but infused with original inspiration, the savoury Chinese Rice Tamales range “Chao-Chow “ at 250THB++, “Cantonese style“ at 250THB++ and “Abalone Special” at 500THB ++. A Sweet Chinese Rice Tamale is offered at 200THB ++ /10 pcs and Assorted Chinese Rice Tamale is priced 250THB ++.

Advance orders are recommended.

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