Attending the Thai Restaurant Week in the US, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra presented the awards to 17 distinguished Thai restaurants. She said many Thai eateries are popular among New Yorkers, adding it is an honor for Thai people as the Big Apple is the world's center of quality culinary delight.
Ms Yingluck further elaborated that not only is Thailand among the world’s largest food exporters, its food also reflects Thai’s uniqueness. She is pleased that Americans like Thai food.
Thailand exports around 20 billion US dollars' worth of food each year, and last year the nation was the world’s biggest rice exporter.