Monday, 13 August 2007

A Taste Of Africa

On Saturday night we were invited to our new friends house. The young Sudanese couple that we met at mass invited us to share an african meal with them.
We were thrilled to receive the invite. They have been coming to our home for fish and chips most friday nights so this time it was their turn to host us.
George was very proud to invite us in and share the meal and gave a small speech at the start. He was very grateful for the the help we have given them since coming to Australia and is very keen to learn our ways.

Just before we started the meal we were told that we would be using our fingers instead of utensils. Wow that is something different. We tried many different dishes all of which were very nice. The best would have to have been a variation of Spring Rolls. They had minced meat, peas, beans, capsicum and garlic. They were very nice.
The africans also make this type of flat bread. The idea is to break off pieces of the bread and use it to pick up the different types of food. It also doubled as a way of cleaning your plate up nice and clean......LOL.

We have been very muli-cultural in our house lately. Its so nice to learn about other customs and cultures.

Luv Sandie

5 comments:

Carol Dunstan said...

You cannot imagine how much my mouth is watering reading this! I'm not sure that I have had a Sudanese dish as such, but plenty of African food through the African students when I went to uni. Hmm, maybe I'll pull out my Dorinda Hafner cookbook for dinner tonight...

Cindy said...

Wow, that sounds like a great night !!

Sandie said...

Wow that sounds cool Lavs........dont forget to share a recipe or two with us.


You know the food was great but the company was fantastic. We had lots of laughs and it was so nice to just sit and relax with our new found friends in their own home.

fleurie said...

sounds absolutely DELICIOUS...

Tracey said...

I am drooling at this - love African food!