Songkran (Thai New Year)
Songkran is a Sanskrit word which means the entry of the sun into any sign of the Zodiac. It also means the beginning of a new Solar Year. It is also known as the "Water Festival" as water runs deep in the Thai New Year traditions, both as a symbol of cleansing which washes away bad luck and as a symbol of renewal. Many Thais take this opportunity to give their home a thorough cleaning.
Everyone, young and old will roam the streets with bowls of water, water guns or even a garden hose, taking part in the world's biggest water fight. Songkran is also the time when the Thais will dress up in new clothes and visit the local temple to make merits and to visit their elders to pay respect and receive blessings.
Songkran Thai Menu
Want to join in the Songkran festivities and cook up some delicious Thai dishes? Try these 8 simple recipes using WORLDFOODS array of products and recreate the bold and vibrant flavours of Asia in just a matter of minutes. Click the menu below to view the recipes.
> Green Chilli Crab Cakes
Crispy crab cakes served with WORLDFOODS Thai Hot Green Chilli Dipping Sauce.
> Prawn & Pomelo Salad
Grilled prawns & juicy sweet pomelo segments served on a bed of lettuce tossed with creamy WORLDFOODS Thai Coconut Lime Salad Dressings.
> Masaman Chicken Stew
A hearty dish of chicken, potatoes and carrots with WORLDFOODS Thai Masaman Curry Sauce.
> Spicy Fried Rice
All time favourite fried rice with prawns & chicken spiced with WORLDFOODS Thai Red Curry Paste.
> Pad Thai
Stir fried rice noodles with succulent prawns in a tangy sauce topped with roasted peanuts.
> Plum Glazed Ribs
Decadent spare ribs glazed with WORLDFOODS Chinese Sweet Plum Dipping Sauce.
> Vegetable Curry
Assorted fresh vegetables cooked with WORLDFOODS Thai Yellow Curry Sauce.
> Coconut Ice Cream
Sweet and creamy coconut Ice-cream served with sliced peaches.