‘Sindo’ cuisine on cooking class menu
■ outheast Asian residents melded Indonesian, Singaporean and Malaysian cuisines into a “Sindo” extravaganza at a cooking class last week, with delicious results.
The Pilbara Community Legal Service ran the class at the Frank Butler Community Centre on Monday, December 7.
PCLS community migrant worker Shirley Simpson said it followed on from a series of popular Vietnamese cooking sessions held for Vietnam’s Independence Day in September.
“(The ladies) are all quite happy to come along,” she said.
“They enjoy cooking and they enjoy one another’s traditional dishes and being with one another.”
Organiser Fateha Fahmi said she and Sari Sommer put on the class as a way for people to socialise over their love for cooking.
“It’s a Malay cooking class, so Malay’s similar for Singaporeans, Indonesians and Malaysians,” she said.
“Sari and I wanted to combine both countries’ dishes together to make a complete “Sindo” dish. The techniques are all alike.”
Debbie Zee, as Tina Turner, and Narelle Belle, as the late Amy Winehouse, at Roebourne’s Ngurin Cultural Centre.
PCLS community migrant worker Shirley Simpson and volunteer Vivien Kamen.
Davina Campos with pindan custard cake.
Taylor Tu-Nie, 1, and Jie Tu.
Sindo cooking class organisers Sari Sommer and Fateha Fahmi.