#ThaiLandsInCebu as Movenpick Mactan Island Cebu Celebrates Thai Fun Food Festival!

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#ThaiLandsinCebu as Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu officially launches another gastronomic adventure as it presents “Thai Fun Food Festival” from September 10 – 18, 2016 at The Sails restaurant.


Best identified for its varied dinner buffet themes, The Sails caters to discerning palates with its wide range of dinner buffet serving delicious dishes from different origins, available on weekdays and weekends.

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Guest chef from Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket – Sutee Yamkratho, Teenasit Nakrua and Wiwat Yong-en with Christian Bouby, executive chef of Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu

To make things more Thai authentic, they personally invited three guest chefs from Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket, their sister hotel to take the lead at the kitchen for the entire duration of the festival. These talented chefs are here in Cebu to serve us authentic yet diverse specialties that reflect the Thai culture, ingenuity and tradition. They even brought and use herbs and spices all the way from Phuket, Thailand!

“Thai cuisine captures the interest of many, not only for its enigmatic and exotic cultural influences, but also for the interplay and harmony of flavours present in each dish,” explains Christian Bouby, executive chef. “The playful and creative nature of the Thai people is visible on every plate they serve. They are very adventurous when it comes to texture and essence.”

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Finally, not only can guests taste the flavours of Thailand, but also find their way to the beautiful country of Thailand. All guests who dine during the Thai Fun Food Festival get a chance to win a round-trip Cebu-Manila-Phuket ticket courtesy of Cebu Pacific, and a gift certificate for a two-night stay in Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket! Waaaah! Just look at the photos!

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I was one of the few invited guest to their opening launch last Saturday, September 10 and I will be sharing to you photos of the food that are mostly available during this festival at the Sails restaurant. Wasn’t able to take photos of the main course but this includes food such as Masaman Nuea (beef in masaman curry with potatoes), Kiew Wann Gai (chicken green curry), Gai Phad Med-Mong (fried chicken with cashew nuts) and Pla Priew Waan (deep-fried fish with sweet and sour sauce). Ughhh I’m already starving by just writing down these food names! huhu

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Below are just a few of over 40 authentic Thai dishes available during Thai Fun Food Festival.

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Goong Sa-long (stir fried prawns with vermicelli)

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Po Pia Goong (fried shrimp spring roll) – This got to be my favorite!!

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Salad Section

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Thai Salads and Appetizers

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Lard Gai with condiments (spicy minced chicken salad with crispy ground rice)

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Yam Talai (spicy seafood salad)

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Pra Goong (spicy prawn salad with lemon grass & mint)

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Sum Tum Thai (green papaya salad)

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Thod Mun Pla (fried thai fish cakes)

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lower part: Kra Tong Thong (minced chicken with sweet corn & krispy golden cup), Yam Nuea Yang (grilled beef salad with Thai herbs) and Satay Gai (chicken satay serve with peanut sauce)

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Assorted Fruits

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Dessert Section

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Pan Sib (mung bean stuffed in fried puff)

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 Khao niew Ma-Mung(mango sticky rice)

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Tub Tim Krob (mock water chestnut in coconut cream with syrup)

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Tom Yum Goong (spicy shrimp soup with Thai herbs)

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Authentic Pad Thai – was cooked by chef Teenasit Nakrua on the spot in front of me! Ordered it in mild spicy but honestly it was too mild and wasn’t really that spicy as i expected but not complaining though. The chefs were very considerable to our taste buds but you can always request how much spicy you want your Pad Thai to be. But just a reminder: you don’t want these chef to go all Thai spicy because you might regret it! Even Mr. Harold Rainfroy, General Manager of Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu said that he literally had tears falling down his eyes the last time he tried the real spicy Pad Thai in Phuket!

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Guest chefs for the Thai Fun Food Festival at The Sails – Sutee Yamkrathok, Teenasit Nakrua and Wiwat Yong-en

Dinner buffet is at PHP1,600 nett per person.

Book your table now to get more chances of winning. For reservations and inquiries, please call +63 32 492 7777 or email hotel.cebu@movenpick.com.

Photo from Doyzkie of iLuvCebu.com

Once again, Thank you to the people behind Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu for letting us be a part of this celebration and for saving us without having to fly our butts all the way to Phuket just to experience authentic Thai dishes! This dining experience reminds me so much of our trip to Bangkok way back 2008 from hearing them greet us ‘Sawadee Ka’ all the way from the start til the end.

ขอบคุณ ครับ/ค่ะ (Khob khun Krab/Ka) Mövenpick! 😀

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