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Walking Food Tour of Thai Town

Join us on an all-inclusive guided walking tour of historic Thai Town while sampling authentic foods from eight local restaurants. Enjoy the company of fellow alums while learning about the history and culture of this great community!

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Walking through the only Thai Town outside of Asia, this tour takes guests through the small ethnic area on the eastern side of Hollywood to sample an array of diverse Thai dishes. A guide with insider knowledge of the area goes beyond Pad Thai to get to the heart of Thai culture, Thai cuisine, and the local culinary scene. Highlights will include samplings at a Thai bakery, modern Thai dishes, fresh curries and more.  Foods and beverages included from a pre-chosen menu.  Plentiful street parking and off-street paid lots are available in the neighborhood.
Date Sunday, February 19, 2012
 
Time:  10:30 am - 2:30 pm
 
Location:  Thai Town
Los Angeles, CA
 
 
Cost:

 
$60.00 - Members (Each member is allowed to bring one guest at the $60 rate.)
$70.00 - Non-Members and other guests
 
Register:
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Thai Town Itinerary
Although the menu is not finalized at these locations, the information below will give you an idea of what is likely to be served.  If you have any specific allergies or dietary restrictions, please let us know in advance so that we can arrange for your needs. 

Appetizer
Pa Ord
A tasting of northeastern-style Thai “Isăan” (tangy pork) sausage.

Beverage
Raw Cane Sugar Super Juice Bar
A selection of three different flavors of raw sugar cane juices that detoxify, revitalize & energize.

Appetizer & Beverage
Siam Sunset
Sample Chinese donuts, Jok (Thai porridge) and a sweet Thai beverage with hidden gathering place that provides a taste of the local Thai community. Siam Sunset is renown for their Thai breakfast. LA Weekly’s Jonathan Gold notes it as one of his favorites in Thai Town.

Entree
Ganda Siamese Cuisine
Chefs selection of curry, fresh seafood and noodle dishes. This stop will focus on the extensiveness of Thai curries. At this stop, you will sample several different types of curries, as well as learn a little about how Thai dishes are made from the kitchen staff.

Entree
Sanamluang Cafe
A tasting of pad kee mao and a stir fried fish dish in an institution recognized by Angelenos as the “go-to” place for authentic Thai food in Los Angeles.

Entree
Ruen Pair
A tasting of Sticky rice, pork jerky, and papaya salad in a restaurant that is a favorite amongst foodies and native Thai-born Angelinos. Ruen Pair remains a local favorite to the Thai population with their focus on quality and freshness of ingredients.

Appetizers & Dessert
Red Corner Asia
A tasting of a veggie dish, spicy tamarind soup and refreshing coconut ice cream.

Dessert
Bhan Kanom Thai
A sweet tasting of fresh grilled taro/coconut dessert. This stop will include several Thai desserts from the most popular Thai bakery in town.

Market Tour
Silom Market
Your tour guide will also take you on a personalized tour of a Thai marketplace, so you will get a more complete understanding of the core ingredients in Thai food. Explore a marketplace that chefs around Los Angeles shop to replenish their restaurants with the freshest Thai ingredients.
 

Questions or comments?  Contact Joshua Berman at jab21@columbia.edu or 310-918-8255  


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