The Chiswick Thai Festival


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The other week as I was heading home from work I saw some folks putting up a fence around the green round the corner. On the fence they were pinning signs which proclaimed that the Chiswick Thai Festival would be setting up there the following day, a day which happened to coincide with my day off. With my love for Thai food (of which there guaranteed to be plenty) it wasn’t exactly a hard decision.

Because I wandered around taking so many photos I’m actually not going to say very much in this post (surprising, I know). Instead I’m going to leave you with a lot of photos of the day – it was fun and the food was uber tasty (even though between Momma Lee & I we only had £15 to spend so couldn’t gorge ourselves as we would have otherwise). Enjoy the photos.

Mango Sticky Rice

Pork Satay

BBQ Squid & Prawns

Pink Cupcakes

Vegetable Carving

Watermelon Carving

Pretty, right? It was an awesome day.

In other news I’m typing this post from my brand new MacBook Pro! When I got home from dinner last night with Papa Lee at Ken Lo’s Memories of China (really not good, didn’t even bother taking photos of it, don’t go there) I discovered that my MacBook’s hard drive had died, was making strange clicking noises and refusing to turn on. I finally managed to get it on, rescued everything that was on the desktop, and then it died again, refusing to be turned on again. It was like it gave me one last push so that I wouldn’t lose my photos and recipes that were saved to the desktop before I’d had time to transfer them over to my external hard drive. Anyway, long story short, instead of paying an extortionate amount of money to get it fixed I decided to bite the bullet and buy a new operating system, one which will be better suited to my needs (better memory for photos and photo editing) and more of an investment for my “career” (I say “career” because I’m still trying to get there) – the MacBook Pro is beautiful, shiny and runs like a dream. I’m definitely a happy bunny.

That’s all for now, more recipes to come over the next few days so keep an eye out for those. Until then: peace and love.

Jax x

9 Responses to “The Chiswick Thai Festival”

  1. mrfoodie Says:

    Great pics of the thai festival. The pork satay looks lovely!

  2. Monet Says:

    I feel like I was there! If only I could taste the food. The mango sticky rice looked incredible, probably the most tempting shots of the bunch. It sounds like a wonderful experience, and thank you so much for sharing with me love!

  3. Amanda @ Bakingwithoutabox.com Says:

    What gorgeous photos! I love the vegetable carving. I've tried that. Way harder than it even looks. And that mango… I want it.

  4. islandeat Says:

    Hi, Jax. I enjoyed your post and pix. Thai food is one of my favourite cuisines, too. Those are the pinkest Thai cupcakes I've ever seen (OK, I've never seen Thai cupcakes, including nary a mini-gateau in Thailand on visits there).

    You and Momma Lee seemed to have had a great time.



  5. Chanel11 Says:

    Lucky you got everything off before it kicked the bucket!

    And that mango rice has got me drooling!

  6. Mochachocolata Rita Says:

    what a gorgeous day! colorful fabrics…and the mangoes…oh my!

  7. Jackie Says:

    Mr Foodie – thank you! I know this is terribly naughty and unhealthy, but the best bit about the pork satay was that they didn't trim the fat off the pieces of meat. SO MUCH more flavour and deliciousness! Yum! Thanks for swinging by =)

    Monet – honestly, that mango sticky rice was to die for. It was slightly salty, slightly sweet (they used coconut cream) and the mango was amazing melt-in-your-mouth quality. Too delicious!

    Amanda – you've tried vegetable carving?! Yikes. I doubt I'd have the patience for it, but good on you for having a go at it! The two doing the carving sat there for HOURS building up their collection. Really quite the sight!

    Dan – any good Thai eats in Vancouver? I feel like we should plan for my trip in the new year :D Also if you think those cupcakes are something you should've seen the pink Thai cowboy who was serving them. Hilarious.

    Chanel11 – tell me about it! It's like it gave one last push for me and then died. I'm craving mango now, but it's not really the season for it anymore! I'm going to go hunting on my day off…

    Reets – for sure! I was so snap-happy that day – I took about 200 photos, managed to pare them down to 20-odd though!

    Jax x

  8. Reeni Says:

    How fun! I wish I was there…sticky rice looks scrumptious and satay is one of my favorites! I'm so glad you were able to save all of your photos and stuff – enjoy your new Mac!

  9. Jackie Says:

    Thanks Reeni! The sticky rice was easily the best thing I ate the whole day… well. Probably joint with the satay, to be honest! New MacBook Pro is performing wonderfully, and it's soooo lucky I managed to save my photos and recipes, because I had about 1,000 photos I hadn't got round to putting on my external hard drive yet! Eep!

    Jax x

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