International Food Fayre 2018

A week last Sunday, Concord College held its ‘International Food Fayre’. Students from different cultural societies cooked food from their home countries, presenting the food for other students and staff to taste. As Concord is an international school, there were many different cuisines for everyone to choose from and try such as Kazakh, Eastern European, Thai and Malaysian food and many more delicacies.

As the Head of the Chinese Society, I delegated my members to purchase ingredients and cook on the event day itself… Despite some not knowing how to cook, there were many students that had the ability to and were willing to participate, which made getting ready for the event much easier. The hardest thing was to arrange for a suitable time and place to cook, as many of the Chinese dishes we chose to cook often do not last very long. In addition, our time slot to cook in the student kitchen was two hours before the actual event. Thus, I assigned the participants to various boarding houses to use their kitchens too, to ensure the foods were ready by the time of the fayre.

Our pearl milk teas (a Chinese delicacy) were extremely popular amongst the students. Besides that, I personally enjoyed the toppoki from the Korean society very much. Because I was on duty at the Chinese Society’s stall, I did not manage to try many of the other societies’ food unfortunately. However, many said they all tasted delicious. I had a lot of fun getting ready for the food fayre with other members of the Chinese Society and from this, we have strengthened friendships with each other.

Britina – 6.2