Last Sunday we went to a Thai Food Festival held in Greenwich Park. The weather didn't look too promising to start with, but we had glorious sunshine all afternoon, which is a rare treat in London, even in summertime. No wonder the festival was so busy, even though there was an entrance fee.
The main attraction of the festival was the large number of stalls selling yummy Thai food, most of which was cooked on the premises. There was barbequed meat, aromatic curries, noodles, Pad Thai, fruit and snacks.
This man convinced me to try some Thai sausage. It was delicious, although not quite as nice as German bratwurst.
There were several stalls selling anything from Hello Kitty merchandise...
...to leather shoes and wooden photo frames.
We also saw a puppet theatre performance. It was a traditional story, but can't remember what it was.
Look at how the puppeteers move in sync with the puppet.
Several stalls displayed awesome Thai fruit carvings. Who would have thought watermelons and marrows could look so interesting?
We even got to watch a carver in action. He was turning a plain-looking melon into an amazing flower with a very very sharp knife.
OK this isn't very Thai, but I couldn't not show you a traditional ice-cream van. There were several dotted around the festival grounds and judging by the queues, business must have been really good that day.
If you'd like to see more pictures from the festival, I have posted a selection on Flickr.