‘Taste of Asia 2019’ has yet again brought the delights of Asian cuisine to Trinity Church Hall this year. The well organized gastronomical event featured nine societies and was jam-packed, with a unique palette of spices that emanated through the entire hall. Student-friendly ticket prices allowed students to experience all that Asian cuisine has to offer in our remote Scottish town.
Students rushed to grab milky bubble tea with chewy tapioca. Also in high demand were the fresh nigiri sushi from Japan, Thai green curry chicken, and Korean kimchi fried rice. The Chinese section offered slow-cooked braised pork and mapo tofu, while the Singaporean section prepared beef rendang and chicken rice. For dessert, there was a large variety of options ranging from hand- made taro balls and egg tarts to milky shaved ice with fruits. And to accommodate everyone, the Indonesian Society also included vegan, vegetarian, and halal options on their menu.
A sense of joy packed the air, and it was clear that the societies participating in the event found purpose and meaning in sharing an essential part of their cultures through food. For anyone who is a foodie and appreciates a truly multicultural experience, this is an event not to miss.