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Fans of Asian cuisine are set for a real treat this weekend as a chef who serves ‘some of the best Thai food in Stroud’ is set to wow the crowds at the latest live cookery demonstration at Five Valleys.

Thai2Go has become a popular fixture among food lovers on the Stroud-based shopping centre’s market and the kitchen team will be making some of their signature dishes as part of a live cooking demonstration at the Five Valleys food market, next to the Warren Food Trailer, on Sunday, November 19, from Noon onwards.

Dishes they intend to demonstrate on the day include Prawn Pad Thai, Lab Gai (minced chicken salad) and Pad Krapow Muu (stir fried ground pork with crushed garlic chilli and holy basil). 

Thai2Go were one of the markets first vendors to open at Five Valleys and in February launched their second outlet, The Noodle Bar.

Husband and wife team, Ian and Sudjai, have built up a strong customer base of people who enjoy their authentic Asian dishes using her skills and signature recipes from Northeast Thailand where she originated until coming to live in the UK 27 years ago.

Jack Simpson, Centre Manager at Five Valleys, said: “This will be the third of our live cookery demonstrations, following on from the fantastic success of our previous events, and this is set to be a real treat for fans of Thai food. 

“The event is also a chance to pick up some culinary inspiration to take home and use in the kitchen. We’re inviting everyone to come on down and enjoy this fantastic demonstration of authentic Thai cooking.

“The events, which will be held on most Sundays leading up to Christmas, will provide the perfect opportunity for our wonderful artisan producers to showcase their products and share their knowledge.”

Thai2Go meals are all made using fresh ingredients and authentic family recipes from head chef Jai’s childhood.

There is a real buzz about the place locally and many customers have said this family business serves the best Pad Thai, Crispy Por, Gaeng Massaman and Penang Muu in Stroud.

Alongside traditional dishes, they also offer vegan options.

In addition to this Sunday’s cooking demonstration, foodies can also expect to find a rich tapestry of gourmet street food from around the globe at the market, with future demonstrations featuring the talented chefs who will be letting visitors into the secrets of how to recreate their dishes at home.

This will be the third in a series of live cookery demonstrations throughout November and December in the lead up to Christmas.

The previous two events, by Jack Knight and Fat Toni’s Pizzeria, both drew large crowds.

Future cookery demonstrations are also planned, with Armorel from Armadeli set to guide people on how to put together the perfect cheeseboard on Sunday, December 3, from Noon.  

Shoppers will also be able to take advantage of free parking, which is running on Sundays leading up to the New Year, and it also serves as a chance to browse many of the centre’s stores which are already stocking some fabulous ranges for Christmas.

The centre boasts one of the best bowling facilities in the UK which is also running a special offer on Sundays to coincide with the free parking. On Sunday a family of four can bowl from just £25 at Stroud Bowl.

For more information about Five Valleys and future cookery demo events visit www.fivevalleysstroud.co.uk.

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