On the weekend... I found myself at the Buddha's Birthday festival in Darling Harbour. I was there for the vegetarian food fair ofcourse!
The Chinese Garden Forecourt was filled with hungry families and volunteers from BLIA (Buddha's Light International Association) and IBAA (Fo Guang Shan Nan Tien Temple).
Here are some of my snapshots -
RP's Kurtos rolls looking ever so tempting
vegetable tempura and fried beehoon on display
fried tofu with chilli and shallots
golden fried foods...mmm...
Fancy that! Vegetarian pho (pictured 3 photos down), vegetarian banh xeo, vegetarian bun nem nuong and more!
The ice kacang was so good! I could never pass on shaved ice with mung beans, red beans, coconut jelly cubes, corn and most importantly condensed milk with rose syrup!
I also had the pink fruit jelly and basil seeds drink which was so sweet and refreshing.
This is the vegetarian pho (beef noodle soup). It wasn't as good as I had remembered but still satisfying.
battered banana and pumpkin... these tasted as though they had just been fried! crunchy and sweet... yummo...
Buddha's Birthday Festival 2008
Saturday 10 - Sunday 11 May 2008
For more information, visit the official Nan Tien Temple events page: http://nantien.org.au/en/news/News_View.asp?NewsID=13