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INTL FOOD DAY ‘016 DOTE

INTL FOOD DAY ‘016 DOTE

I really went for the food.

This is a once in a year event organised by the international student body at the University of Debrecen in Hungary.

So basically, students of the University from different races and nationalities come together to display their food! There’s also a competition, Β a few chosen judges determine which countries had the best food.

Sadly I couldn’t eat as much as I wanted to, my tickets couldn’t go round and I couldn’t stand in the long queue for tickets, but thats by the way. Let’s go from table to table then, let’s see what countries could be represented and what they had to offer.

Team Hungary

pogacsa and something else :)
pogacsa and something else πŸ™‚
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langos and ravioli
langos, deep fried dough
langos, deep fried dough

Last year I had goulash from their table, this team has really been stepping up. This year I had Hungarian style ravioli. I wasn’t getting the feel of it at first, but after the 3rd bite, I got the hang of it, it was really awesome. nagyon jo! (very good in Hungarian) yes, my plates show it. It wasn’t salty at all, very surprising for a hungarian dish.

the meal
Ravioli; flour based filling of meat
..inside
..meaty inside
oh yeah!
oh yeah!

Team Palestine

They came ready, everything was calling out to me, haha Β πŸ˜€

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just in case, you were never curious about Palestine before, just a glimpse into what food they have.
I only had this, gorgeousness! Its yorghurt cheese and it was served with bread. I know who made it ;)
I only had this, gorgeousness! Its yorghurt cheese and it was served with bread and I know who made thhis one πŸ˜‰ Its called Labaneh.

Team Sweden

The menu
The menu

Stockholm syndrome is actually a real thing. Yeah, I didn’t know that, so I went to google expecting to find a recipe, only to find out its a psychological phenomenon.

Well, surprise! surprise! Β I only saw the menu too, somehow they didn’t start serving early and well other tables were calling out to me. I heard it was good though πŸ™‚

Team sweden at work.
Team sweden at work.

Team Turkey

Turkey was just everywhere,the table was so crowded I didn’t think twice about waiting for the food, luckily I could get pictures before serving started.

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rice…this looks like Nigerian jollof rice

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we all know this one, its grilled, its meat! its Turkish!

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Team Japan

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So proud of this team right here! They showed up, I hope they show up every year for the food day, they have so many beautiful foods to introduce to us on the other side of the globe. They stuck to simple japanese meals that everyone could try

sushi
sushi
omurice
omurice
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chicken karaage- who doesn’t love chicken?
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I had this, yes! The matcha concentrate was at the bottom, this was not too sweet, soft enough. it was perfect for the hot sun.

Team Vietnam

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I think the one in the cup is “moon bin” some kind of jelly. or not! No matter how much i searched for moon bin, i only ended up with a Korean idol’s pictures

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Team Egypt

kushari/koshary
kushari/koshary

I had kushari, for the first time yayy. This was my first meal for the intl food day and I don’t regret waiting for it. This is apparently the national dish of Egypt, according to wikipedia its made of rice, macaroni and lentils mixed together and topped with tomato vinegar sauce and garnished with chickpeas and crispy fried onions. The team here, made vinegar optional, I had it with vinegar, It was really really different from anything I’ve ever tasted. Let’s take a look at the table.

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macaroni and lentils
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crispy fried onions added
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next, tomato sauce and vinegar

Team Israel

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Team Israel was really surprising this year, usually they come fully loaded! but yes, they came πŸ™‚ Maybe the table wasn’t completely set when I first arrived.

Team India

I am yet to try an Indian meal, that tasted just so so, the taste is always endearing. too bad, I couldn’t try anything this time around. Also I have so few pictures, team India also hadn’t finished the setting of their table when I was there.

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chicken khudai

Team Nigeria

And home is where the heart is, yes all the time. Go Team Nigeria, there was jollof rice, fried rice, meat pies, sausage rolls, puff puff. Really you can’t go wrong with any of these items.

puff puff
puff puff, round balls of deep fried dough
meatpies, sausage rolls I believe
meatpies, sausage rolls
White rice and stew, Yes!
White rice and stew, Yes!
fried rice (the yellow one) and jollof rice
fried rice (the yellow one) and jollof rice
..cooked animal :D
..cooked delicious animal πŸ˜€ see how big our animal is.

Nigerians are generous with food servings. You eat and you are full! Visit Nigeria sometime πŸ™‚

Team Spain

I don’t think I ever saw Spain before in all the past food days I’ve attended, maybe I missed them previously. I hope they keep coming. Girl needs to go to Spain. Let’s take a look at what they had to offer. One thing I really wanted to try was the spanish cheesecake, well shame on me for missing out on that. πŸ˜›

Menu
Menu
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Croquetas and Paella
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quesada; spanish cheesecake πŸ˜‰
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Spanish omelette, quite interesting! πŸ˜€

Team Jordan

Maqlobeh served with vegetables
Maqlobeh served with vegetables

My best meal of the day came from Jordan. Maqlobeh, what a great find! The literal translation of this dish is upside down. Oh it was amazing, basically its rice cooked with chicken and then turned upside down, anyway, it looked good and it tasted good.

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Maqlobeh

Let’s take a look at other stuff Jordan had to offer…

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The Menu πŸ™‚
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I think this was also from Jordan

Team Ecuador

Ecuador, was the only South American country to show up. They definitely had the best decorations and let’s take a look at their table πŸ˜€

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Awww πŸ™‚
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reminds me of Rio (the 2011 film Rio)
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really creative!
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chocolate cake πŸ˜€ No i didn’t try it, girl’s tickets finished.

This is always a great event, the food, the people. Thanks to the team that makes sure this holds and the countries who show up and here are a few countries I wish had shown up, or would the next time: Brazil, Cameroon, China, South Korea and Italy. I definitely didn’t put up all the meals everyone had to offer, but I don’t think I missed out any country. Hope you enjoyed the post, also you can look up any recipe you’re interested in,on google πŸ™‚ Don’t just stick to making foods from your country, you’ll miss out that way.

Adios πŸ™‚



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