Food fair a flavoursome feast
Foodies can indulge their tastebuds with exotic dishes at the upcoming Asian Food Fair.
Held by the Auckland Theravada Buddhist Association, the fundraising event is in its 28th year and features dishes from Burma, India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
This year’s fair will be held at the Freemans Bay Community Centre in Ponsonby on Saturday at noon and organisers are ex- pecting a crowd of thousands.
Some food is cooked on the spot and people start arriving from 11am to make sure they get to sample the dishes.
There will also be a raffle, with a traditional Sri Lankan gemstone necklace worth $1300 as first prize, an original framed landscape painting worth $800 for second prize and Sri Lankan gemstone earrings valued at $650 for third prize.
It will be drawn by MPs Chris Carter, Judith Tizard and Carol Beaumont.
The money raised from the food fair will go towards developing the association’s monastery in Bombay so people can stay for meditation retreats. Money will also go towards reforesting the area.
For more information on the association, go to www.vimutti. org.nz.