Scott D. Morris International Food And Culture Festival Sunday, March 10

Ramesh Neupane, International Student Association (ISA), 305.766.4488, or neupaner1@unk.edu

The Scott D. Morris International Food and Culture Festival is set for Sunday, March 10, at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

UNK international students representing more than 10 countries, including Nepal, China, Japan, Colombia, South Korea, India and Bhutan, among others, will participate in the event. Students from each country will serve traditional food dishes as well as provide entertainment.

“We think of the Kearney community as our hometown,” said Ramesh Neupane of Nepal and orientation coordinator for International Student Services. “We like to show our gratitude to Kearney and UNK through the international food festival, while giving a glimpse of our different cultures.”

The annual international food festival will be held in the UNK Health and Sports Center from 4 – 7 p.m., and is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by Scott Morris of Morris Press in Kearney, and complementary cookbooks will be available.

Among the dishes to be served include: Yakitori, Pork Miso Soup and Takikomi-Gohan from Japan; MoMo, Sekuwa and Tomator Achar from Nepal; Allocco, or fried plantains and pastelles or fried meat pies from Cote D’Ivoire, Africa; and Bahamian Conch Fritters and Trinidadian Coconut Ice from the Bahamas.

Entertainment will include Yosakoi, a unique dance style from Japan; an African Fashion Show; a mixed performance of Taekwondo and dance from South Korea; and dance and music from China.

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