Songkran, the traditional Thai New Year, was celebrated this past weekend at Wat Phrasriratanaram (890 Lindsay Lane, Florissant; 314-839-3115).
The only Buddist temple in the St. Louis area, Wat Phrasriratanaram is home to a half-dozen monks. For Songkran, local Thai restaurants and families prepare dishes to raise money for the temple. This event is free and open to the public. There is also music, meditation and traditional dancing.
Pad Thai. (You know you want some.)
Kai pa-lo pork, a pork-and-egg stew seasoned with cinnamon and star anise, prepared by Thai Rama restaurant.
From The King and I: grilled chicken served with sticky rice.
Stir-fried spicy pork, prepared by Zen in Crestwood.