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Bangkok Street Food Festival

Three of Melbourne's Thai favourites are teaming up with a Bangkok legend for a fiery celebration of Thai street food.
By Libby Curran
February 28, 2023
By Libby Curran
February 28, 2023

Fancy taking your tastebuds on a flavour-packed, wok-fuelled adventure through Thailand? Forget about digging out that passport — in autumn, the Bangkok Street Food Festival is bringing it all right here to you.

Dishing up the goods from Friday, March 31–Saturday, April 1 as part of Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, the event will see Bangkok's legendary one-dish eatery Phed Mark bringing its famed pad krapao (a Thai basil stir-fry) to Melbourne for the first time ever. Alongside the CBD's own Thai favourites Soi38, BKK and DoDee Paidang, the restaurant will descend on Drewery Lane (beneath BKK) for a two-night celebration of Thai street food. Expect fire, spice, smoke and bold flavours aplenty.

Phed Mark's famed pad krapao.

With limited bookings and walk-ins available, Melburnians will be treated to a showcase of signature dishes from all four venues — from noodles through to chicken curry puffs, and including gutsy larb ped with duck as well.

Of course, you're going to need some cooling bevs to match, and there'll be stacks of sips to choose from. Think: smashable long necks and punchy cocktails — including BKK's gin-infused Sawadee Kha crafted on house-made lemongrass and fresh ginger tea.

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