UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy at SO Sofitel Hua Hin

UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is excited to announce that Phetchaburi Province has joined Thailand’s UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) as a member of UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy. Situated approximately 160 km south of Bangkok, has garnered global recognition for its exceptional production of high-quality sea salt, key limes, palm sugar, rose apples, pineapples, and bananas. Aptly dubbed the ‘City of Three Tastes’ for its savory, sweet, and tangy flavors, Phetchaburi embraces a farm-to-fork ethos, with local farmers directly supplying fresh produce and seafood to various establishments and households across the province.


The city’s gastronomic heritage and artisanal craftsmanship serve as the bedrock of its tourism allure. Phetchaburi seamlessly integrates tradition with contemporary development strategies, emphasizing sustainability and fostering equitable prosperity throughout its communities.


Gastronomy Journey at SO Sofitel Hua Hin

In alignment with these principles of UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, SO Sofitel Hua Hin Hotel is committed to supporting local communities by highlighting Phetchaburi’s distinct flavors—sweet, sour, and salty. Executive Chef Seng ‘Thananan Kritprayool’, along with our culinary team, has curated a selection of renowned Phetchaburi dishes to be served at the White Oven Restaurant, starting from 1 April 2024 onwards as a la carte menu and set menu—to offer our esteemed guests an authentic taste of Phetchaburi during their stay.


Menu Highlights:

1. Rice Noodles, Fried Fish Cake with Crab Meat ‘Tod Mun Pla Nue Poo’ (Blue Crab from Laem Pak Bia, Ban Laem District in Phetchaburi)

2. Toddy Palm Salad with Thai Herbs and Grilled Tiger Prawn, known as ‘Yum Hua Nohd’ a local signature dish of Phetchaburi (Hua Node from Ban Tham Rong, Ban Lat District in Phetchaburi)

3. Coconut Soup with Chicken and Thai Herbs, also known as ‘Tom Sri Nuan,’ offers flavors similar to Tom Kha Kai, but with the addition of banana blossom and using Petchaburi’s salt flowers for seasoning (Salt Flowers from Bang Khun Sai, Ban Laem District in Phetchaburi)

4. Tha Yang Lime with Wild Honey Granita (Lime from Tha Mai Ruak, Tha Yang District in Phetchaburi)

5. Grilled Wagyu Beef Served with Kaeng Krachan Vegetables, Coconut Milk Rice, and Red Curry (Paco fern from Baan Tham Sua, Kaeng Krachan District in Phetchaburi)

6. Thai Mango Custard with Toddy Palm and Toddy Palm Cake Crumble (Mor Kaeng from Na Pan Sam, Muang District in Phetchaburi)


Join Us at White Oven Restaurant

Join us as we embark on a culinary odyssey, immersing ourselves in the vibrant tapestry of Phetchaburi’s gastronomic excellence at SO Sofitel Hua Hin. Here, we champion not only its cultural legacy but also sustainable culinary practices, ensuring a truly enriching experience for all. The White Oven restaurant welcomes guests every day from 11:00 am to 11 pm.



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