Pako Festa annually showcases an incredible selection of foods from all around the world.
From the international kitchen, we are pleased to present fresh and fabulous cuisine from our local cultural communities including Greek souvlaki, Russian pancakes, Slovenian kransky, Filipino skewers, and traditional Macedonian pastries.
There will also be many additional food vans complementing the festival offerings, including Gozeleme, Hare Krishna food, Italian Aranchini, Spanish Paella, and Tiramisu.
If you haven’t tried some of these foreign cuisines before – now is your chance to dine like you’re on a world trip. And for those with more conservative taste, or for the children – you’ll find plenty of options from hot potatoes to salads, slices, pies and pastries.
Local popular Pako food traders will also be open to tantalise your tastebuds, including 63 Degrees, Two Sugars, Box Office, Kebab G and Nordenfine Ice Cream, just to name a few.
The cultural delights available from our local cultural communities in 2019 include:
NEW Nepalese: Butter Chicken, Chicken Winds and Nepalese Sweet ‘Ladu
NEW Hungarian: Chicken and Veal Schnitzel Rolls and a selection of traditional sweets.
NEW Japanese: Traditional Snow Cones and charcol grilled Yakitori Chicken Skewers
NEW Indian (Barwon Sanatan Community): Vegetarian Curry, Lamb Rogan Josh, Butter Chicken, Samosa,
Iranian: Chicken, Lamb and Beef Kebabs
Slovenian: BBQ Kranjski Sausages with saukerkraut and onions. Assorted cakes including Walnut Roll, Apple Strudel and Streusel Cake
Dutch: Traditional Croquettes and Donuts
Russian: Blini (pancakes), Piroshki (potato and meat), Golubtsi (cabbage rolls) and cakes.
Filipino: Popular “Inihaw” (Pork skewers) are back for the 37th year at Pako Festa.
Indonesian: Rendang, Chicken Curry, Cap cay (vegetarian stir Fry), Curry Puffs and Chicken Satay.
Macedonian: Kebapi: Mince meat skinless sausages, Cabbage salad, Pastries: Cheese and Spinach, plus a selection of Traditional Macedonian Sweets.
Croatian: Chevapi Rolls, Raznjici Roll (diced pork with herbs and spices), Cabbage Rolls and a selection of Traditional Cakes and Sweet Pancakes.
Greek: Lamb Souvlaki and traditional Greek sweets, including Baklava.
Serbian Youth: Homemade Pastries filled with cheese, meat & onion and a sweet version with cherries. Cevapi & kransky in bread rolls. Cabbage rolls filled with meat stuffing. And for something sweet, Baklava and Serbian Donuts.
Serbian Parish: Cevape – spicy skinless sausages, Gibanica – Filo pastry.
Bosnian: Ćevapi – Skinless sausages and Pita – Pie with either meat, cheese or, cheese and spinach.
Ukrainian: Corn on the cob.
Lao Thai: Spring Rolls, Curry Puffs, Fried Chicken Wings, Paw Paw and Carrot Salad and Sticky Rice
Polish: Pierogi (Meat & Vegetarian options), Bigos, Kopytka (Polish Gnocchi) and Donuts.
French: French sweets and pastries.