Thursday, March 31, 2011

Khana Khazana Japanese meal on Apr. 1 to benefit earthquake, tsunami victims

HOUGHTON -- "Pray for Japan" is the theme of a benefit Khana Khazana from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Friday, Apr. 1, at the Memorial Union Food Court. Japanese students from Michigan Tech and Finlandia are joining forces to cook traditional Japanese dishes, and half of the proceeds will benefit victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan earlier this month.

Motoyuki Kidokoro, an accounting major at Michigan Tech, and Finlandia students Lei Hirakawa, Aili Natsumushi and Chisato Ohta will prepare Chirashi Zushi (sushi rice with cooked crab, shrimp, egg, shitake mushrooms and carrots), Niku jaga (a traditional Japanese dish made with beef, potatoes, onions and carrots) and Miso soup (a broth called dashi with tofu cubes). A vegetarian entree will also be available.

A full meal costs $6, and each dish is available à la carte for $2. A free fountain soda, tea or coffee comes with a full meal.

Khana Khazana is a weekly ethnic lunch, a collaboration of international students and Michigan Tech Dining Services.

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