Thai Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Somkid Jatusripitak. (Photo: NNT)

Bangkok (NNT/VNA)
– Thai Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Somkid Jatusripitak said he will assign the Ministry of Commerce to allocate funds to rebrand Thailand as the world’s kitchen.

Dr. Somkid said at the ongoing Thaifex - World of Food Asia 2018 exhibition that the goal is to create a new generation of Thai chefs that will further expand the horizons of Thai cooking on the global market. 

He said that while Thai food has become increasingly popular worldwide, the country needs to innovate the food presentation that makes use of local fruits and vegetables, such as durian and mangosteen, as key ingredients. 

He went on to say that Thailand could take advantage of the diverse and abundant food sources in the country to promote healthy eating for consumers and tourists.-VNA