Nepali students win first prize at “International Food Fair” in Texas

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Kathmandu, November 23. The Nepalese Student Association (NSA) has received the first prize of 300 US dollars at the International Food Fair organized by the University of Texas at El Paso.

According to Shankar Poudel, a Ph.D. student of the university, NSA cooked and served Chicken Momo (dumplings), Veggie Fried Rice, Fried Chicken, and Tomato Pickle for the contest on November 15. The flavors of Nepali culture were portrayed in all of the dishes.

This is the second time, NSA has won the food fair competition. The official statement issued by the organizer writes, “The Nepalese Student Association was the winner of 2019 and it continued its legacy even this year,” the organizers say in an official release.

The International Food Fair, hosted by the University of Texas at El Paso, is a highly celebrated annual event. The event features a variety of sessions, ranging from food preparation to friendly competitions. Student associations representing different parts of the world showcase a variety of authentic national and cultural cuisines. The best portrayals are awarded cash prizes. 

The following are the other winners at this year’s food fair:

Second Position: Muslim Student League (MSL-UTEP), Cash Prize: 250$

Third Position: Bhutanese Student Association (BSA-UTEP), Cash Prize: 175$

Fan Favorite Award: Bhutanese Student Association, Cash Prize $125 and a Giant Silver Spoon

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