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 including Indian vegetarian samosas, Greek souvlaki, Spanish paella, Italian pasta, Malay Sate, and traditional Macedonian pastries. Many of our local cultural communities will again be in the street and parks cooking up the very best of their country’s dishes. There will be BBQs and bratwursts, stir frys and fritters, curry puffs and satays, sausages and spit roasts, paellas and pizzas and sweet treats served with nuts and honey. And that’s just the start.
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 2015 include:
Afghan: Chicken Kebab
Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-op: Kangaroo Kebabs
Filipino: Have been making the same dish for the past 33 years at Pako Festa “Inihaw”:Pork skewers
Indonesian: Rendang, Chicken Curry, Cap cay (vegetarian stir Fry), Curry Puffs, Chicken Satay
Malayan: As with many other cultures Malays love their food. We want to share with Geelong the most famous food Malays have successfully marketed:
Sate (Satay) is usually made up of either chicken or beef in marinated traditional spices.
Satay is best served with original Malay satay sauce, rice pudding, cucumber and red onions.
Nasi Goreng (Fried Rice) and Mi Goreng (Fried Noodles) can refer simply to fried pre-cooked rice or egg noodles fried in a small amount of cooking oil spiced with a range of spicy ingredients and meats of either chicken, beef, or seafood.
Roti Prata (Fried Flour Based Pancake) is cooked over a flat grill. It is usually served with a vegetable or meat based curry and is sold all Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and parts of Indonesia.
Apam Balik (Turnover Pancake) is a Malay version of a sweet pancake with fillings of sugar, peanuts and sometimes creamy sweet corn.
Karipap (Curry Puff) is a small pie consisting of specialised thick curry with chicken and potatoes in a deep-fried pastry shell.
Welsh: A Selection of Homemade Cakes
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.
Dutch: Traditional croquettes and Oilebollen (Dutch Donuts)
Irish: Lemonade and Home-style sweets
Ukrainian: Corn on the cob
Polish: Pierogi (Meat and Vegetarian options), Bigos, Kopytka (Polish Gnocchi) and Donuts
French: French sweets and pastries