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28 July 2008 :: 14:07:12 pm 25058

Two elephants enhance “Larb Cooking” competition at Nong Nuch village

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Sattahip district and Nong Nuch Village organized a "Larb Cooking" competition in Northern and Northeastern style.Two intelligent female elephants, "Pang Morakot" and "Pang Christmas", also joined in to show how to do Larb Cooking.
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On July 27th, 2008, Mr. Kampol Tansatja, Director of Nong Nuch Village, Na-Jomtien, assigned Mr.Manit Narinrak, Deputy General Manager, to organize a competition of Larb Cooking to promote traditional foods and tourism. Mr. Narong Theerajantarangkoon, Sattahip sheriff, Second Lieutenant Chaiwat Jaruensuk, Director of TAT (Pattaya), and Mr. Itthipol Khun-pluem, Mayor of Pattaya City, jointly chaired the 2nd “Larb Cooking” Festival of the East, 2008.

Additionally, two intelligent female elephants, “Pang Morakot” and “Pang Christmas” joined in to show tourists how to cook Larb and for the chairmen to taste as well. The activity was organized at the recreation court near the Butterfly garden at Nong Nuch Village. It was held to promote tourism in Chonburi, especially at Nong Nuch Village, to publicize, Lanna and Isarn culture in the East, and to help the preservation of traditional cookery. It was also an opportunity for people from the North and Northeast who had come to live in the East to get together as well.

Second Lieutenant Chaiwat Jaruensuk, director of TAT (Pattaya), stated that, with the two female elephants joining the event, tourists were more interested in the activity and it attracted more competitors to join in the competition. The 1st prize of 10,000 Baht, went to the “Sarm Sao Dao Krajai” team for Larb Northern style and the elephant team for Larb Northeastern (Isarn) style. The 1st runner up prize of 7,000 Baht, went to Mae Baan Phanthong team for Larb Northern style and the Larb Northeastern style went to Mae Baan Nonghien 2nd team. The 2nd runner up with a prize of 5,000 Baht and a plate for Larb Northern style went to Mae Baan Phanthong police team and the Larb Northeastern style went to the Larb Nakornphanom team.

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : PDN staff   Category : Tourism News

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