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November 7, 2016

SVSU International Food Festival to feature cuisines from around the world

The Saginaw Valley State University International Student Club is hosting its annual International Food Festival Tuesday, Nov. 8 in the Marketplace at Doan cafeteria on the campus of SVSU. The public is invited.

SVSU international students are expected to welcome some 2,000 attendees and invite them to taste cuisine from 14 countries on four continents, as students from those regions prepare dishes from their native cultures.

Students, faculty, and staff from across the globe will partner with SVSU Dining Services to cook for the public. Among the nations represented will be China, Costa Rica, France, India, Japan, Nepal, and Taiwan.

Featured dishes include French “Camembert,” a potato wrapped in bacon; “Okonomiyaki,” a Japanese-style pizza; Chinese ham fried rice and lotus seed soup; and Taiwanese boba milk tea as well as marbled tea eggs.

The International Food Festival runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $8.75 per person for the public; SVSU students may use their meal card.

Based on past attendance, about 2,000 diners are expected to attend. The cafeteria will be decorated with flags and banners from the different cultures represented.

More than 700 international students attend SVSU.

For more information on the food festival, contact Zach Myers, marketing manager for SVSU Dining Services, at (989) 964-2118 or