Organizers have decided upon a fried rice and noodle dish to lead the menu at the Pattaya Vegetarian Festival Oct. 14-24.
As per tradition, a communal meal for 5,000 attendees will be Khao Phat Thip 85 Pans. It will be cooked up in 85 frying pans by 85 cooks to celebrate HM the King’s upcoming 85th birthday. The dish contains specially ordered Kiam Le drops as well as ginkgo and cashew nuts, bell peppers, shiitake mushrooms, died bean curd and vegetarian seasoning. It will be served with 5,000 peaches.
Organizers and Pattaya officials Sept. 12 set the final schedule for the festival’s opening events. A dual-pronged “Kiew Aung Huk Jow” and “Bhodistava” parade kicks off at 12:29 p.m. Oct. 14 at Bali Hai Pier and runs up Walking Street. The parade group then splits, with half following Beach Road to Central Road and turning right. The second branch travels along Second Road, stopping at Mike Shopping Mall for a dragon show, then meeting the first group at Central Road.
Reunited, the groups move to Third Road and then jump on buses to go to the Sawang Boriboon headquarters to open the food fest.
Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon presides over a meeting to finalize plans for the Oct. 14-24 Pattaya Vegetarian Festival.