Pako Festa always provides an incredible spread of foods from all corners of 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, Maori hangi, Filipino skewers, and traditional Macedonian pastries. Local popular Pako food traders will also be open to tantalise your tastebuds including 63 degrees, Two Sugars, Box Office, Tulip and Nordenfine Ice cream just to name a few. There will also be plenty more food vans complementing the festival including Gozeleme, Timboon Ice Cream, Sri Lankan Food, Japanese food, Jamaican Food, Sri Lankan Food Iced Teas and Chocolate fountain.
If you haven’t tried some of these cuisines before – now is your chance to dine like you’re on a world trip. And for those with more conservative taste – you’ll find plenty of options from hot potatoes to salads, slices, pies and pastries.
The cultural delights available from our local cultural communities in 2016 include:
Russian: We will see Blini (pancakes), Piroshki (potato and meat), Golubtsi (cabbage rolls) and cakes.
Filipino: Have been making the same popular dish for the past 35 years at Pako Festa “Inihaw”:Pork skewers
Indonesian: Rendang, Chicken Curry, Cap cay (vegetarian stir Fry), Curry Puffs, Chicken Satay
Macedonian: Kebapi: Mince meat skinless sausages, Cabbage salad, Pastries: Cheese and Spinach, 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
Maori:Hangi- Is food steamed in the ground, includes 4 meats, chicken, beef or lamb & pork.
Potato, sweet potato, pumpkin, stuffing-bread, cabbage and steamed pudding.
Slovenian: Slovenian Kranjski Sausage BBQ & boiled, Sauerkraut Slovenian Style, Potica Slovenian National Cake.
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
Croatian:Cevape – spicy skinless sausages, Raznjici – diced pork with traditional herbs and spices both served in bread rolls with onion and a cabbage salad.Sarma – minced meat with rice herbs and spices, wrapped in pickled cabbage leaves. Traditional cakes – packs of traditional cakes from all regions of Croatia.
Ukrainian: Corn on the cob
Polish: Pierogi (Meat and Vegetarian options), Bigos, Kopytka (Polish Gnocchi) and Donuts
French: French sweets and pastries