CDM - Conference & Destination Management

Incentives, Meeting-related Programs, Conventions, Special Interest Travel, Special Events and Upscale FIT's
Complete destination and meeting services in Thailand. Creative tailor-designed proposals, practical logistic details, unmatched resources, dependable communications and efficient operations. CDM is known for award-winning program proposals and flawless trip delivery. Our programs are designed to correspond with the specific needs of each project. We work in supporting incentive houses who assist corporate clients to achieve company objectives by using incentive travel as the ultimate motivational tool. We work in partnering alongside meeting planners for successful management of conventions and conferences.

CDM - Conference & Destination Management

Top Reason to Choose Thailand...

December 2014


When Thailand is mentioned, one of the first notions that come to mind would surely be Thai cuisine. Tasty, healthy and full of variety, Thai cuisine is one of the world’s best loved and can never be without choices for foodies and those who simply appreciate good sustenance.

Perhaps not an ‘official’ major destination selection criteria for incentive travel and meetings, Thai cuisine is indeed one of the most influential reasons for visiting Thailand, as nowhere else offers more authentic native repast than on its home ground.

A Thai meal is a composition of dishes with varying flavors, methods of cooking and ingredients, so a good lunch or dinner is not all hot and spicy as unguided diners may have experienced. Well-chosen dishes that complement one another with a plate of vaporing steamed rice make for tasty and enjoyable eating each and every time.

Here are some of the most popular to-die-for dishes:

Tom Yum Goong (or Spicy & Sour Soup with Prawn)
An all-time favorite dish, flavorful, sometimes fiery but always outstandingly delicious, this dish comprises spices such as lemongrass, lime leaf, galangal, crushed chili pepper, lime juice and sometimes chili paste for a bright orange color broth and making the chili flavor more pronounced. Prawn is the most preferred main feature but chicken, fish or even pork knuckle also work wonders. Straw mushroom is a traditional add on, but any type of mushroom is as good.

Massaman Gai
Massaman is a type of curry heavily dominated by Moslem foodmakers and is heavier than Thai curry formulas. Spices used are cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, cumin, bay leaves, nutmeg and mace and protein inclusions are chicken (Gai), beef, mutton or duck. The paste with spices is first fried with coconut cream, then added with meat, potato, onion, fish sauce, tamarind paste, coconut milk and peanuts.

Pad Thai is a most popular one dish meal choice, usually at lunch on a busy day. It is essentially a stir fried rice noodle dish with egg, chopped firm tofu flavored with tamarind pulp, fish sauce, dried shrimp, garlic or shallots, and prawn or chicken as protein. Topped with chopped peanuts and a squeeze of fresh lime, Pad Thai is an eternal favorite Thai fast food on-the-go.

Som Tum or Green Papaya Salad combines the five main tastes of the Thai cuisine: sour lime, hot chili, salty, savory fish sauce and palm sugar sweetness mixed and pounded in a mortar. Ingredients are shredded unripe papaya, garlic, palm sugar, lime, fish sauce, dried shrimp, tomatoes, string bean, hog plums and Thai eggplant. Som Tum is best consumed with sticky rice and is an anytime anywhere snack.

Finally, the king of Thai desserts, Mango with Sticky Rice – a most scrumptious, delicious last item of an unforgettable meal.

Think of Thailand, crave for Thai Cuisine, and contact CDM- Creative Destination Management! 

 

Contact CDM for successful travel programs that will impress and inspire by writing to Mr Sumate Sudasna at thailand@euromic.com

 

Photographs provided by Dusit Thani Bangkok

Thai Cuisine

Tom Yum Goong

Massaman Gai

Pad Thai

Som Tum

Som Tum ingredients

Mango with sticky rice