HOUGHTON --Khana Khazana (food treasure), an international lunch cooked by Michigan Tech international students and served at the Memorial Union Food Court, is celebrating its first anniversary this Friday, Jan. 28. In honor of the occasion, students from six different countries will each cook a dish from their homeland.
Thai, Indian, Chinese, Spanish, Iranian and Italian food will be on the menu. Each dish can be purchased for $2, and a free fountain soda comes with a $6 purchase.
Parawee Pumwongpitak, a graduate student in materials science and engineering, will cook sweet and spicy Thai chicken with cashew nuts. Komal Tayal, a graduate student in mechanical engineering, will prepare pakora kadhi, a popular Indian dish made with graham flour. Chung Zhang, an undergraduate from China, will make sweet and sour spareribs. Sara Fernandez, an undergraduate in exercise science, will make natillas, a custard dessert from Spain. Hasti Asayesh Ardakani, an undergraduate in mechanical engineering, will cook ash resteh, a thick Iranian noodle soup. Daniele Alami, a graduate student in geological and mining engineering and sciences, will prepare panne pomodoro fresco, a popular Italian noodle dish.
Khana Khazana is a collaborative project of international students and Michigan Tech Dining Services, open to the campus and the community. The food is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays.