Deputy Government Spokesperson Ratchada Thanadirek revealed that “Tak Bai Kulao Fish” was selected as one of the dishes to be served at a gala dinner for leaders of the 21 APEC economies during the upcoming APEC Economic Leaders Week 2022.
The dinner will take place at the Royal Thai Navy Convention Hall and will be prepared by renowned Michelin star chef Chumpol Jangbrai. It will also be a unique opportunity to promote positive contributions from the southern border provinces, as Kulao salt fish is a local product of Narathiwat province. The fish is also a registered Geographical Indication (GI) product that has been dubbed the “King of Salted Fish,” known for its chewy, chewy texture and unique aroma. Its price then ranges from 1,300 to 1,500 baht per kilogram and is a popular souvenir purchase among connoisseurs.
The government spokesperson further noted that besides being a famous product of Tak Bai district in Narathiwat, Kulao fish is also popular in Pattani province. There, the government – through the Southern Border Provinces Administrative Center (SBPAC) – has played a key role in promoting seafood processing as a career and source of income for residents. local.
The SBPAC also encouraged the development of land for community businesses, providing funds for housing and additional staff to support the thriving saltfish production industry.
Spokesperson Ratchada said the APEC Leaders’ Reception this year uses the concept of sustainable Thai gastronomy to showcase the potential of Thai food and ingredients. This is accomplished by using ingredients from across the kingdom to generate revenue nationwide in line with the bio-circular-green (BCG) economy model.
The gala dinner will feature four courses of famous Thai dishes including Khao Soi, Tom Kha Gai, Tom Yum and Khao Mo Kaeng, with vegetables from Doi Inthanon Royal Project, meat from Pon Yang Kham and of course fish from Tak Bay. Thai wines from Khao Yai will also be served, as part of continued efforts to demonstrate Thai soft power in Thailand’s food culture and abundant resources. (NNT)