The fun of the International Food Fair is followed by a week of serious study in the lead up to exams.
The International Food Fair is the last fun event in the ICHM calendar before a week of serious study in the lead up to exams in the last week of November.
This semester’s was held on Sunday evening 18 November at Regency International House.
The Student Representative Council (SRC) hosts the event, with this semester’s SRC President Shona Robertson organising and overseeing, backed up by Vice-President George Jeffrey, who also ran the after-dinner quiz and raffle.
Australian-born Shona, who grew up in Hong Kong, says the students involved were keen to show their cultures through the food they prepared and presented. She heads to Melbourne in January to Star Entertainment Centre for her final placement.
The 13 nationalities represented were: Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The Nepalese contingent (pictured) offered three dishes on their menu: bamboo shoot soup, chicken momo (dumplings) and barbecue pork (choila). From left: Ranjit Khatri, Jen Kulu, Sonam Sherpa, Raj Khanal, Anil Tamang (back), Sanjaya Kunwar, and Sophi Budaprithi.
On the menu for kiwis Aimee Taylor and Ben Nikora were ‘sausy’ rolls, chips and lolly cake and for Malaysians Wai Yin (Mini) Pang and Suet Ri Chew it was curried chicken, prawn noodles and onde-onde (glutinous rice balls).
As is tradition, ICHM staff members were responsible for ‘Aussie’ desserts, which included Director Student & Industry Engagement Derek Milligan’s signature dish, frog in a pond.
This semester’s International Food Fair raised $221.50, and along with other funds raised by the SRC will be donated to Drought Angels, a charity supporting Australian farmers and their communities.