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, 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.
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.
They came ready, everything was calling out to me, haha 😀
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! 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 🙂
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.
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
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.
Team Israel was really surprising this year, usually they come fully loaded! but yes, they came 🙂 Maybe the table wasn’t completely set when I first arrived.
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.
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.
Nigerians are generous with food servings. You eat and you are full! Visit Nigeria sometime 🙂
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. 😛
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.
Let’s take a look at other stuff Jordan had to offer…
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 😀
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 🙂 Don’t just stick to making foods from your country, you’ll miss out that way.