HOUGHTON -- Dishes from Japan, Thailand and Italy are on the menu this week at Khana Khazana (food treasure), a special ethnic lunch, which will be cooked by international students and served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Apr. 15, in the Michigan Tech Memorial Union Food Court.
Jeremy Sandrik, left, Michigan Tech graduate student in chemistry and Keweenaw Now guest writer and photographer, enjoys the opportunity to taste several Japanese dishes at the April 1 Khana Khazana lunch served in the Memorial Union Food Court at Michigan Tech. Half the proceeds of the Japanese Khana Khazana will go to earthquake relief in Japan. Cooks / servers for this lunch, pictured here, from left, are Finlandia University students Chisato Ota, Rei Hirakawa and Airi Natsumushi -- all from Japan -- and Michigan Tech students Rui Pan from China and Divia Dhalluri from India. (Photo by Keweenaw Now)*
Lunchers and munchers will enjoy Sushi Rolls (a Japanese dish of vinegared rice topped with ingredients such as fish or other seafood); Pad Thai with Shrimp (a stir-fried rice-noodle dish with fish sauce, tamarind juice and chili peppers); and Tiramisu for dessert (a popular Italian cake).
A full meal costs $6, and each dish is available a la carte for $2. A free fountain soda, tea or coffee comes with a full meal.
Khana Khazana is a collaboration of international students and Michigan Tech Dining Services.
*Editor's Note: A Run / Walk for Japan -- a disaster relief fundraiser -- will be held at 10 a.m. this Saturday, April 16. Details coming soon.