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Sunday, May 14, 2006

More of Buddha's Birthday Celebrations, Darling Harbour 2006

Even more pics from Buddha's Birthday Celebrations, which were held in Sydney's Darling Harbour, 6-7 May 2006.


monks in procession



adulthood ceremony
Young Buddhists taking part in the Path to Light Adulthood Ceremony


Buddhist literature

Panfrying roti Malaysian pancake

Roti with curry sauce

beancurd rolls
Vegetarian rolls wrapped in beancurd sheets

red bean cakes
Red bean filled cakes

Tasty panfried vegetarian bun

I couldn't resist this vegetarian bun which was unlike any I'd seen (I can never resist trying something new). I watched fascinated as the Nan Tien Temple volunteers kneaded dough, rolled it out into circles, added some mysterious brown filling, rolled it up and then coiled it into a snail. The package was then squished flat and panfried on a smoking grill.

The bun was flaky, crispy and pastry-like. The filling was "mushroom and herbs" I was told, but I was sure I could detect finely chopped pickled mustard greens too.

ice kacang
Ice kacang

And to wash it all down: a big plastic cup of ice kacang. Sweetened cooked mung beans, cubes of agar jelly, coconut strips and sweet corn kernels topped with shaved ice, a squirt of bright red syrup and a dollop of creamy sweetened condensed milk. Refreshing!

Related GrabYourFork posts:
Buddha's Birthday Celebrations, Part I
4 comments - Add some comment love

posted by Helen (AugustusGloop) on 5/14/2006 11:24:00 pm


  • At 5/15/2006 12:49 pm, Blogger Julia said…

    Oh that drink looks soooo good! Do you know of any places in Sydney where I could get one?

  • At 5/15/2006 7:38 pm, Blogger FooDcrazEE said…

    if i dont read, i would have thought it was somewhere in Asia...

  • At 5/15/2006 7:44 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    nice photos and those food looks interesting. I bet they taste good!

  • At 5/16/2006 11:12 pm, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi Julia - You can get all kinds of variants of ice kacang in the foodcourts in Chinatown (Sussex Centre, Dixon House, Market City and Eating World). Usually you get to choose which things you'd like (you can choose about 5 options from an array of up to 20).

    It can come in a bowl or a cup and costs about $4.50. Enjoy!

    Hi foodcrazee - lol. I agree. Sydney is great that way!

    Hi Chas - Thanks, and yes the food tasted great. I do love a food festival!


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