Experienced travellers know that if they want a local experience, they must try local dishes because food can bring insight to a community's identity. Each community has signature dishes that reflects its traditions and heritage, and visiting them allows tourists to enjoy new food in novel places. Given the growing importance of food and travel, the ministry has implemented the Gastronomy Tourism Policy to use food to attract travellers. Signature dishes from the Ban Takian Tia community, where coconut trees are plentiful, have coconut as a main ingredient. Ms Irin says Local Chef Thailand will be extended to cover more areas as the programme fosters government policy to promote tourism in 55 second-tier provinces.
Source: Bangkok Post October 12, 2018 00:45 UTC