Thai Temple on the peaceful Palm River

  • May 5, 2013 · 10:30 AM
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It's been much too long since we've been here!

Wat Monkolrataranaram (Thai Temple, Tampa) holds the Sunday Market every Sunday between approximately 10:30 am and 2:00 pm at the Temple. The market includes a wide variety of Thai food (seasoned to your taste).  There is also a booth that sells plants and fresh vegetables that are difficult to find anywhere else

Contrary to rumor, all Thai food is not super spicy. Most of the food can be seasoned to taste from mild to red hot. The food is authentic Thai prepared by Temple volunteers. The menu includes:

  • Grilled pork or chicken on a stick
  • Pad Thai - vegetable and noodles (vegetarian-friendly)
  • Various chicken curry dishes with vegetables
  • Spring rolls (a big favorite of our visitors):  chicken, shrimp or vegetable
  • "Guiteow" - Beef or pork noodle soup
  • "Som Dom" - Thai Papaya salad. This can be seasoned as spice or bland as you like.
  • Fried bananas, taro root, and sweet potatoes
  • A wide variety of Thai deserts
  • Thai tea and coffee
  • Cold soda and water

http://cltampa.com/tampa/tampas-wat-buddhist-temple-market-thankfully-a-poorly-kept-secret/Content?oid=2034776#.T0xSO4fy93g

You may enter the temple but please observe certain protocols.  Women:  Cover your shoulders and don't wear short shorts (do we wear those anymore?)  Remove your shoes before entering.  If you'd like to sit, do not aim the soles of your feet toward the statues.  Take photos quietly and quickly.

Note:  It can get quite crowded here.  I'll do my best to be noticeable but if you don't find the group, don't fret.  We might be walking around the grounds or waiting in line for food.  Relax and enjoy the atmosphere and the incredible food.  I'll email my phone number to attendees on Saturday so you can call or text me if you can't find us.  Also, please check the meetup site Saturday night/Sunday morning for possible cancellation due to weather.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Breezy but beautiful! Such a peaceful environment to share food and other delights with wonderful people.

    May 6, 2013

  • Dorian L.

    Always a pleasure to be here

    May 6, 2013

  • Pattie

    Thanks for posting and hosting, Elizabeth. A perfect day with a great group.

    May 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Elizabeth and Dorian for this event. It was really peaceful, the temple is very beautiful and food tasty. Nice meeting everyone.

    May 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    On my way.

    May 5, 2013

  • Laura

    Hurt my ankle. Can't drive or walk...

    May 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ouch! Wishing you quick healing

      May 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Haven't been for quite a while. May 5th looks available, at least for now.

    April 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hard to believe that the group hadn't been there since last Fathers' Day. Hope you can make it.

      May 4, 2013

  • Laura

    Looking forward to this peaceful and fun event.

    May 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It is so serene at the Temple. Looking forward to meeting you Laura.

      May 4, 2013

  • Marguerite

    Will be late, but I'll be there!

    May 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It will be nice to see you again, Marguerite. Come on your own schedule. I will probably have to leave around 1 p.m.

      May 3, 2013

  • Linda

    sorry to have to miss due to a change in my schedule

    April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    next time...would love to check this place out :)

    April 26, 2013

  • Pattie

    Love the Thai Temple. Amazing food, lovely locale along the river and the temple is a jewel box, so pretty. The monks chant at 1:00 PM, I believe, it's so soothing.

    April 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      This is truly a gem and we are lucky to have a temple in our area.

      April 24, 2013

  • Donna

    Sounds lovely...

    April 16, 2013

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