12/9(Sat) Cooking Event2
Zimbabwean dish- Sadza ne nyama
Uri sei? Sound like Japanese word “urusai”- which means noisy ( in an annoying way), right? However, it means “How are you?” in Shonan language, one of official language in Zimbabwe. Yeah, welcome to our cooking event this time with the topic: Zimbabwe- country and food!!!
This time we welcomed seven families with 10 kids this time. Handsome, humorous and sweet Richard and lovely, charismatic Serena are our host this time. And of course, the event can’t be successful without more than ten enthusiastic volunteers from HdB.
First is time for video about Zimbabwe. No one can turn their eyes from the screen which shows Zimbabwe with magnificent nature and rich culture. I can feel the deep bonding between the natives and the nature there. Picnicking right next to a big elephant, enjoying swimming in the lake, lying down on the edge of the Victoria Fall.
Next comes the cooking session. Richard explains steps by steps and all groups follow him cooking at the same time. Fry onion, add seasoning, chop chicken into pieces and add to the pan, add tomato, wait for few minutes…and here you are- the stew(?) is done! Thanks to Chris, we have Sadza( corn flour cooked with lots of water), and thanks to Ms. Higuchi, we have rice to eat together with the stew(?). Such a perfect combination- Sadza ne nyama!
Cooking, eating, chatting, is there anything lacking here???
On the back ground of HdB, we play traditional Zimbabwean game called Tsuro- meaning Rabbit Lion game. Kind of chasing and catching game in which both children and their parents and volunteers can really enjoy together.