Ten new immigrants were invited to participate in a two-day international cuisine event hosted by the Pingtung County New Immigrants Creative Market. They showcased a range of unusual dishes that they created by combining spices from their hometowns with locally sourced products.
Li Benqiu (李本秋), a new immigrant from Myanmar, specializes in curry crab due to her husband's trade in seafood.Photo reproduced from Department of Social Affairs, Pingtung County Government Facebook
For this event, the Pingtung County Government invited ten new immigrants of the Department of Social Affairs to give live demonstrations and lessons utilizing local spices from their hometowns, including pandan leaves, curry, laksa, lemon leaves, tarpaulin leaves, and lemon. Many interesting dishes are completed with rich aromas by combining lemongrass and other spices and herbs with local ingredients.
Pingtung County New Immigrants Creative Market: New immigrants blend flavors from home with regional ingredients.Photo reproduced from 周春米 Facebook
Li Benqiu (李本秋), a new immigrant from Myanmar, specializes in curry crab due to her husband's trade in seafood; Du Bilian (杜碧蓮), a new immigrant from Vietnam, also prepared Vietnamese spring rolls and barbecued rice noodles for the public to sample for free.
Furthermore, on November 12 in the afternoon, there will be the final "Pingtung County New Immigrants Creative Market" event of the year. Information is available on Facebook (WOW新住民市集屏東縣新住民創意市集).