Taste of Noodles/ รสของก๋วยเตี๋ยว/Huong Vi Pho
Video documentary about Thai and Vietnamese noodles culture, 2006 /Color/ 20.33 min
CITY: Chiang Mai/ Ayudhaya/ Bangkok/ Ho Chi Minh City/ Hanoi
“The view from elsewhere is an event not to be missed by anyone interested in the best that ‘art-house’ cinema has to offer and throws up some unexpected gems along the way such as Sutthirat Supaparinya’s quirky and compelling short feature, Taste of Noodles (2006), a delicious exploration of the difference and similarities between Thai and Vietnamese people seen through their food.”
Kathryn Weir, a curator of “The View From Elsewhere”, Queensland Art Gallery, Australia
“Our good taste makes the taste of noodles different.”
The video shows diversity of noodles culture in Thailand and Vietnam that has adapted or re-invented culture from Chinese cuisine to their own style in different way and sites.
The story shapes the identities of the Thai and Vietnamese noodle culture that shares many differences and similarities in how noodles originate, are created and become our authentic food. In a bowl of noodles, Thai culture went to Vietnam where the Vietnamese recognize and influence as well as learns and imagine about Thai cultural origins, and vice versa.
The Rockefeller Foundation (Southeast Asia)
Probe Media Foundation, Inc.
Inter Press Service Asia-Pacific
The Japan Foundation
The work has been shown at the following places and countries:
2020: ASEAN Street Foods: Hororok Chopchop Omulomul, Special Exhibition Gallery, ASEAN Culture House 1F, Busan South Korea [15 December 2020 to 11 April 2021] Hosted by ASEAN Culture House, The Korea Foundation. Curated by LIUSHEN
2007: Meta House, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, HIGH ENERGY CONSTRUCTS, Los Angeles, CA,
-Villa Santi Resort and Spa, Luang Prabang, Lao PDR,
-The View from Elsewhere, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane and Sherman -Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, Australia [Download catalog The View From Elsewhere here]
-Yunan Film Festival, China
“Taste of Noodles” has broadcasted in ThaiTV 7, Thailand, Lao National Television (LNTV) , Laos PDR, WETV and Thai PBS, Thailand