IT WAS a food lovers haven as more than a dozen of different Australian-Bruneian fusion dishes were served during the Brustralia 2 foodie event last Sunday. The event was organised by the Brunei-Australia Alumni (BAAA) and held at Australian High Commissioner Mark Sawers’ residence in Jalan Kota Batu. Brustralia was participated by a number of Bruneians who have studied or worked in Australia as well as Australians currently living in the Sultanate.
Guests were able to let their tastebuds to go on a gastronomic journey as they tasted the many enticing fusion dishes prepared for the special day and vote to determine the best amongst the rest. The creations vary from main dishes such as steamed spaghetti in banana leaf to delightful desserts such as strawberry sandwich cake.
The theme of the day as well as the competition was a mixture of Australian and Brunei cuisines as long as they are halal, said Josie Abdullah, senior Business Development manager of Australian Trade Commission. She added that the day was more than a day of competition as it offered a great opportunity for those present to rekindle old friendships and make new acquaintances, while sharing and enjoying good food. Josie said that it was an activity which was close to the heart of Bruneians and Australians alike. Such sentiments were echoed by the Australian High Commissioner. During his welcoming speech, Sawers thanked all those involved in making the event a success.
A number of great food-related prizes were up for grabs during the day that was sponsored by Australian Trade Commission, Bintang Ria Sdn Bhd, Tayeem Majeed Supermarket, Ghanim International, SAHO Sdn Bhd and BAG Network. The Brunei Times