20 March, 2006

Taiwanese teach locals how to prepare dalo (taro) dishes

The Fiji-Taiwan International Cooperation Development Fund Alumni Association had its first cooking demonstration on Saturday under its cultural exchange program. With the Theme : Dalo for the cooking program, members of the association showed participants the 12 types of dishes that could be prepared using dalo. Dishes such as crisp dalo cake, sesame dalo ball, stewed dalo chicken, spicy shrimp and dalo cake, dalo strips with beef, fermented bean curd with dalo and pork were prepared. Dalo was chosen because of the wide availability of the crop in Fiji. All ingredients used were available at local supermarkets. One participant said that it was a good learning experience. Other cultural activities are being planned including dancing.

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