My first love. Food
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Day: February 14, 2015
It’s the most wonderful time of the year
Are you ready?
Saturday is the busiest day at the multicultural festival. Over the years, I have found a few convenient things to travel with. An over the shoulder bag: Mumma needs two hands to eat. A coin purse for all the coins you accumulate. Wet wipes and tissues because all sorts of messiness happens with you’re trying to eat while standing. Sun glasses, hat and sunscreen because you don’t want to look like your Oroton bag in a few years. A fan because you never know what the weather is going to be like and there’s a lot of bbq smoke EVERYWHERE.
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Around the world in 5 hours
Now that Friday incorporates more food at the Multicultural festival, I use it as a scouting mission for the next big full day.
Tonight I tried lots of new things that I’ve never eaten before and there is definitely more to try on Saturday.
Clockwise starting at 12:
Pan rolls from Sri Lanka ($2.50 each)– they taste like a spicy crispy croquette!
African cigars ($9 for 4 pieces)– I really wanted Kpuff Kpuff but they aren’t available until Saturday. This had a spring roll pastry feel but the filling reminded me of an ethiopian meat samosa. Mmmm
African feelings ginger beer ($5.00)– an intense ginger taste that left a mild burning at the back of the throat. Absolutely delicious (for ginger lovers)
Churros ($10 for three churros and dipping sauce) – well this isn’t new but it’s what we wanted at 10:45 pm complete with caramel sauce
Aegean platter BBQ octopus, tzatziki, Greek salad, olives, fetta and pita bread ($15.00) – for the first time I didn’t dive straight into the Greek doughnuts (tomorrow!). I loved everything on this plate
Lokma ($5.00) – I’ve never had a turkish doughnut. They are small, super syrupy and juicy inside. Eat it in one bite or your clothes will get messy
Plantain chips ($6.00) – I would have liked more salt but they came out super hot and fresh
Bhutanese beef momo ($2 each) – one of the better momos I’ve had at this festival. Yum!
Gozleme ($10.00) – I’ve never had one at the multicultural before but it still wasn’t anything special
On Saturday I want to eat: Iranian, Eygptian, Hungarian, Tongan, more Bhutanese and more from the African van.