Tastes of the world at Langford Oval: Multicultural Food Fair

Leo Sjahrir will again be cooking up his famous satay sticks at the Multicultural Food Fair.
Leo Sjahrir will again be cooking up his famous satay sticks at the Multicultural Food Fair.

A FINE selection of multicultural dishes will be on the menu at the 2015 Multicultural Food Fair.

Leo Sjahrir, who owns the Langford Halal Butchers, runs arguably the most popular stall at the fair, and will be hoping that people again flock to his satay sticks.

The fair, which is in its 15th year, will be held on November 13, 5pm to 9pm, at Langford Oval.

There will be more than 40 food stalls, representing a diverse range of cultures, including Indian, Thai, Malay and South African, as well as other activities such as children’s rides and fireworks.

Mr Sjahrir said that last year, people were prepared to line up for more than an hour to get their hands on his famous satay sticks, which have 17 different spices in them and only his wife knows the secret ingredients.

“We do it every year for charity and raise money for people who need it,”he said.

“This year, we are planning on giving the money to the recent fires in Malaysia.”

One thing that Mr Sjahrir is not planning on this year is running out of food like they did last year.

“We sold 5000 sticks last year before they ran out,” he said.

“People were buying lots, so this year we are upgrading our equipment so we can cook 100 sticks at one time.”

A new addition to the fair will be a lantern parade, showcasing the City of Gosnells LALA Lantern project, a community initiative designed to engage young people in an art project over the October school holidays.

Langford Aboriginal Association will have a stall selling kangaroo stew and damper.

City of Gosnells Mayor Olwen Searle said she was looking forward to one of the City’s biggest events.

“The Multicultural Food Fair keeps growing from strength to strength and that is testament to the diversity of the City and great community spirit,” she said.