Kata Rocks
Oak Maedow Phuket BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


New status sought for Thai soup

New status sought for Thai soup

THAILAND: The Ministry of Culture is applying to have Thailand’s world-famous hot and sour prawn soup, Tom Yum Gung, registered with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) as an Intangible Cultural Heritage.

culture
By Bangkok Post

Thursday 13 August 2020, 08:49AM


Tom Yum Gung soup. Photo: Bangkok Post

Tom Yum Gung soup. Photo: Bangkok Post

Minister Itthiphol Kunplome said officials at the ministry were preparing documents and gathering information from around the country before submitting the proposal.

Mr Itthiphol pointed out the cultural similarities of each country in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), with friendships endured since the founding of the regional bloc 53 years ago. He said that the government and ministry intended to create a role for Thailand in Asean by promoting its cultural uniqueness in the furtherance of international relations.

Recent Asean Day celebrations presented iconic food from each member country to highlight the variety of its regional food.

These included Nom Banh Chok from Cambodia, a rice noodle dish with curry similar to Thailand’s Kanom Chin, and Indonesia’s Lumpia Semarang, which are spring rolls akin to the kingdom’s Po Piah.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

Kurt | 13 August 2020 - 11:16:04

One can't make it up. Hahaha.
A very, very serious proposal at ministerial level: Giving a soup a 'status'. This soup has established for many years already her status. Doesn't need Office desk Officialdom for it. Very funny.

 

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Phuket’s wild weather fells trees, cuts of power across island

"However logic and anticipating analysing/thinking they don't learn at schools..." Ku...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: Driving prices

@Lalalal Generalizing again ? I personally know -albeit only a few-skilled taxi driver.And those t...(Read More)


Activists end rally after submitting demands

"Times of army interference are over" Kurt, I guess you believe in Santa Claus too !...(Read More)


UK exempts Thais from quarantine

@Kurt You calling a 2-3 hrs. stopover long ? Apart from that are you aware of the stopover /trans...(Read More)


Activists end rally after submitting demands

The establishment really is clutching at straws considering charges over this peaceful demonstration...(Read More)


Activists end rally after submitting demands

A successful and peaceful demonstration for thai democracy by people of all levels/age. +Erection of...(Read More)


Blazing Saddles: A Wild and Crazy Ride

Yawn. This is the well-beaten-path with the same names mentioned. Most avid local cyclists have done...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: Driving prices

If you are trying to change the image of Phuket being expensive, get the only 2 ASQ hotels to drop t...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: Driving prices

The problem is Phuket IS expensive. There's no public transport, only extortionate taxi's (a...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: Driving prices

The transport pricing on Phuket is a great 'thermometer'. As long the transport prices/use o...(Read More)