Saturday, March 17, 2012

Sawatdee

 SAWATDEE*

A culinary collaboration between HOLIDAY INN CLARK's MEQUENI CAFE and PURPLE PADTHAI RESTAURANT, co-presented by the Thailand Tourism Board, and featuring CHEF YEL CUNANAN, general partner and resident chef of Purple PadThai Restaurant.

Enjoy authentic Thai cuisine for lunch or dinner at the MEQUENI CAFE of HOLIDAY INN CLARK on March 16 – 31, 2012 for only P 1,300 net, inclusive of 1 round of soda, iced tea or chilled juice.

This is the first collaboration of Purple PadThai Restaurant with another restaurant, and this Thai culinary fair features the other dishes not regularly available at Purple PadThai Restaurant’s menu.

For reservations and inquiries for the Sawatdee Thai Food Festival, please call (632) 8451888 and/or (45) 5998000 extension 1325.

*(The word often spoken with the wai as a greeting or farewell is sawasdee (สวัสดี, pronounced [sàwàtdiː]). This word was coined in the mid-1930s by Phraya Upakit Silapasan of Chulalongkorn University.[2] This word, derived from the Sanskrit svasti (meaning "well-being"), had previously been used in Thai only as a formulaic opening to inscriptions. The strongly nationalist government of Plaek Pibulsonggram in the early 1940s promoted the use of the word sawasdee amongst the government bureaucracy as well as the wider populace as part of a wider set of cultural edicts to modernise Thailand.-from Wikipedia)

61 comments:

  1. Wow, this is interesting. I haven't had Thai food yet, and I'll definitely consider this.. :) P1.3k is quite steep though for someone like me who's new to Thai cuisine.. ^^

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    1. thanks for visiting Ms. Sumi... always nice to see you share your thoughts

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  2. Nice blog-- love the format ...anyway,,,i wanna try this food... i have tried lots of thai food and my favorite is the panang curry with rice...

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    1. thanks a lot! glad you liked the format...

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  3. i'm recommending this blog to my friends.. great blog description :)

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    1. wow, that would be great... i am very much humbled by your expression of delight. thanks and please do help share to your friends!

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  4. Thai food is one of my favorite ,in fact next to Fil food.Sadly,there is no thai resto near my place.

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    1. oh, that's too bad Ms. Tess... then it might be time to learn how to 'cook' thai instead? ehe..

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  5. Ah, the amount of money we pay for food! I haven't tried Thai cuisine yet.

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    1. ehe... I think the cost compensates much for the experience they are trying to advertise. i have similar features of their other resto in this blog so you can check it out too

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  6. waaaaaaaaah! sarap neto! thai food festival!!!

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  7. wow I luv thai foods!how they cook beef and seafoods yummy!

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  8. Sawatdee Thai food festival - this is so inviting. I want to eat Thai foods for I've not tasted or tried any one of them. I sound so innocent! But that's true.

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  9. i like Thai foods but always request to make it semi spicy, kc sobrang spicy ang authentic Thai foods...

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    1. yes, i think for the filipino taste buds.. it should be tempered a bit

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  10. The only Thai food I have eaten is Pad Thai. But if only I lived nearer to Clark, I'd give this a try.

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  11. never taste thai food pa..
    food lover will surely love this..

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  12. wow sobrang mahal naman ata... I love thai food but I can't get over with the price. hehe ;) hina ko pa naman kumain.

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    1. ehe un lang... with a price like this, guess it would be well worth it

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  13. Is this really is it? 1,300 pesos? Just one meal? My goodness...this is way too much! In Thailand, food is something that comes very cheap. :)

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    1. with this cost, i am sure it will worth it all

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  14. I've never tried Thai cuisine. Yung Korean and Japanese cuisine, not much of a fan. I dunno kung magugustuhan ko ang Thai. Oh well, kelangan ko pa munang matikman.. hehe.

    Interesting.. pero as usual, I'm in Iloilo. Di ko pa rin to mapuntahan.. Thanks for the share!

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    1. you should try if you have the opportunity...

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  15. Wow ... a bit too much for the price but hopefully its worth it.

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  16. i love thai food. hopefully that's worth it.
    dropping by =)

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    1. wow thanks for that.. do tell me how was it.. i've personally met the chef

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  17. I wanted to try this out but then I saw clark pala siya

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    1. far ba? ehe, you should try when you have the chance

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  18. Wow! I never knew theres Holiday Inn in Clark?? One of the biggest hotel chains in the world. First seen this hotel in the UK by the way. Never tried thai food yet, surely this will be a hit! :)

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  19. I'm super ignorant when it comes to Thai foods. Though there are already lots of Thai restos here in Manila, I didn't actually bother. Haha! Maybe, I'm not interested, yet. I will try to convince my husband when we go to Clark or at least try 1st some thai restos here. Hehe.

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    1. yes you should try it out... it will be then that you can decide if thai food is for you...ehe...

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  20. this is nice. we're planning to go to clark next weekend. might drop by.

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    1. sure thing... do share your experience...

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  21. This is good news for Thai food lovers. I haven't tried any yet. Maybe one day I should check out one of those Thai restaurants in Davao for a start.

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  22. aww this is a bit expensive but for big eaters it's gonna be awesome! hahaha will try this soon! :D

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  23. Interesting Thai food! Haven't tried it pa! Must try this pero expensive! haha Thanks for sharing! :)

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  24. If it ain't buffet, 1300 pesos may be to steep. But that's just my f/2 thoughts though =)

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  25. wow, so this is inside Clark? would be good to see what's included in the buffet.thanks

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    1. do share out your experience if you try this one out

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  26. I love Thai food! Tom yum Goong is one of my fave.

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  27. This is another thing to look forward to when I visit Pampanga. I simply love eating there. :D

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  28. and i thought, thai food is supposed to be cheap but tasty? wonder what will the thai spread be to cost so much? Dusit Thani's Cross Over buffet with 4 restaurants in 1 i think costs P1450.. how does this compare ?

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  29. hey NINJa: You should put what the thai sawatdee cuisine comprises and post pictures please... as it is... it looks so expensive at P1300 with just a round of soda, juice or iced tea. they should have made it bottomless drinks for that price already!

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  30. Thai food nyam nyam!!
    I just wish I could be there..

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  31. Hope we could drop by...we will be heading north this weekend.

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  32. Sawatdee Thai food festival - wow! Never heard about this before and I want to eat Thai foods for I've not tasted or tried any one of them. The food is quite inviting :)

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  33. The "Sawatdee" Thai Food Festival at Holiday Inn Clark will run until March 31.
    If you want to try or indulge in Thai food but can't make it for the "Sawatdee", you may consider dropping by at the Purple PadThai Restaurant in Balibago, Angeles City. Chef Israel "Yel" Cunanan, the featured chef at Holiday Inn Clark, is the resident chef of Purple PadThai Restaurant.

    For inquiries, please text or call 0917.5006091 or 0916.3905150. You may also check Facebook Page "Purple Pad Thai" for more information.

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    1. sure fire success! DO support them guys.. it will be well worth it

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