Imphal, 19 Aug: A one-day food festival “ Gusto de ICM” was held today inside the campus of Institute of Co-operative Management, Lamphel. The food fest that was organised for the first time by ICM was inaugurated today by its Director Dr.N. Ranjana Devi.
Hosted by trainee officers and students of ICM, today’s food festival comprises of a mixture of wide variety of local as well as foreign delicacies like fermented soya bean to fried pork as well as steamed rice cake(changlhah). Other mouth smelling snacks include momo, pork sausage, chicken samosa, singju, kelichana,tharoi thongba, kakching bora, egg roll, mimi chicken bite, French fries , chicken kabab, yerum bora and paknam.
Students of various courses of ICM opened around 18 stalls of food items ranging from the indigenous local soibum alushak to the very foreign cuisine like pineapple deep chocolate .The main drinks available today were coffee, banana shake, mint lemon tea, coffee and banana shake.
Butter sweet corn is teaming up with chicken popcorn in one stall while chicken spring roll pairs up with French fry in the menu of another stall “Herbs and Spice”.
During the food festival, visitors relished delicacies including momo, chicken kabab, chicken fried rice, chicken chilly, butter sweet corn and faroda. Talking with the press, they said that they found momo, pineapple deep chocolate , French fries and mint lemon tea quite tasty as usual.
A bunch of young boys and girls rushed in to a stall named “Crazy Boy’s” that includes Chinese and Korean cuisines like kimbap, thai basil noodles, Beijing rice(chicken),megorian noodles, chicken Manchurian, chicken Chinese chopsheuy, chicken thukpa & palak paneer.
The prices of the food items in the festival are quite reasonable, mimi chicken bite at Rs. 50 per plate to coffee at a humble Rs. 15 per cup. French fries costs Rs. 30 per plate while momo(fried) & momo(steamed) can be bought at a slightly low Rs.40 and Rs.30 per plate respectively.
Other entertainment games include lucky pick up and happy balling in which visitors have to pay Rs 10 and get Rs. 20 in return in case they are lucky.
Faculties of ICM, K Joychandra, Mamta Rajkumar, S Saina,T Bidyachandra, Dr .M Biren, staff and students of ICM participated in today’s food fest.