Benjarong Celebrates Songkran Festival

Benjarong Celebrates Songkran Festival

Goong yang phak chi lae prik

Chennai, 7TH April 2014: Benjarong will host the ‘Songkran Festival’, a Thai tradition to celebrate the beginning of spring and harvest festival at its restaurant on TTK Road from 9th April to 27th April 2014. Commemorating the festival, the seasoned chefs at Benjarong will feature authentic Thai recipes to set the festive mood to welcome the Thai New Year.

The word ‘Songkran’ is derived from Sanskrit and the festival signifies the entry of the sun into the Zodiac Aries. Traditionally, Thais cleanse the images and idols of Lord Buddha which is believed to bring prosperity and good luck. Thais celebrate the festival aiming water guns and by throwing water balloons at each other and visit their elders to pay respect and meet their family and friends.

To make the festival memorable for the guests, the Chefs at Benjarong have created a special menu which includes starters like GOONG YANG PHAK CHI LAE PRIK which is Prawn skewers delicately marinated with coriander leaves and chillies served with sri racha chilli sauce, HED TOD PRIK TAI ON assorted mushrooms crispy fried and tossed in chilli and tender peppercorn sauce.

The main course menu includes TALAY PAHD CHA which is stir fried seafood with fresh tender peppercorns in red curry paste, PHAK PAHD NAMPRIK POW, Assorted vegetables cooked in thai roasted chilli paste and sweet basil sauce, GAE PAHD BAI GRAPROU which is stir fried lamb with carrots and long beans in hot chilli and holy basil sauce.

The festival also offers special desserts like the KHAO NIEW MAMUANG, sweetened sticky rice with mango, SANKHAYA KHANUN Coconut custard with jack fruit served with vanilla ice cream to name a few. Benjarong is located at No. 146 TTK Road, Chennai. Reservations for the Songkran Festival can be made at 24322640.

Key Points:

Average Meal for two 1600
Available for Lunch and Dinner Yes
Restaurant Timing 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM