I haven’t seen much evidence of a Thai community in Chichester and was expecting to be reminded that I am ten thousand kilometres away.
But I ate myself to a standstill at the Chichester Thai Festival.
Still no dry curry.
But there was papaya salad, logan juice and the coconut desserts you get wrapped in banana leaf. Mu ping, fried banana and crispy pork.
Khanom krok, nam isan, sai krok isan, and the Chiangmai sausage.
Thai dancing and a young male vocalists who switched easily between between Thai and English who sang exceptionally well.
Stalls selling Thai food products including bamboo shoots, durian and sataw. Others displaying clothes and other typically Thai goods.
Traditional Thai massage
And plenty to keep the kids occupied whilst Mum and Dad relax with an ice cold Singha beer.