Nov 2019 - Year End Potluck


Hosted by Jane Bircher


Due to unforeseen circumstances we had to quickly switch the venue of the Enak end of year Pot Luck lunch. Thank you to Jane Bircher, for stepping up to host in her lovely home and for advising every one of the new venue at very short notice. 


Nineteen Enak members attended the lunch. Everyone walked in with their plate of favourite food from their home country to share. 

Many of the dishes were from our host country: Malaysian vegetarian fried mee hoon, mamak mee and mee Siam bungkus, vegetarian Char siew, fried mushrooms and curry puffs. There was also green curry chicken with red rice from Thailand, cheese from The Netherlands, seafood paella from Spain, dumplings from China, vegetarian lasagne, seaweed rolls Gimbap from Korea, Indonesian salad with peanut sauce, Indian cutlets and Australian green salad, need I go on?


No meal is complete without dessert so out came an array of diverse dishes: an incredible decorated Malaysian jelly cake, a special hazelnut dessert (Gateau De Payerne) from our Australian/Swiss hostess, Canadian Nanaimo bars (low calories….not!), USA magic bars and of course, chocolate! 


We all enjoyed each other’s company and celebrated another wonderful year as members of the MCG Enak group. It was so much fun celebrating our diversity through food and learning about each persons’ culture and background, a great part of being a member of MCG. 


An important part of the lunch is to seek people to host for Enak events and fill the 2020 Enak calendar. Thanks to those who hosted in 2019 and who signed up for 2020. Jan, Feb, March, May, June, Oct and Nov are accounted for. More Enakkers will sign up later!


Some photos of the event are featured here and the album can be viewed on the MCG FB page. 


Janine Williams
Enak Co-Convenor