International Students Association gathered in the east lobby of Gardner Hall to offer students pancakes from around the world Thursday evening.
The international pancake night was part of Chai Café, which is a series of events that the ISA puts together. Chai tea is usually served at the events. Three to four events are planned each semester.
“It was a time where people can come together and taste pancakes from different parts of the world,” said Guinia Wooden, freshman nursing and political science major from the Phillipines.
Pancakes representing China, Japan, United States, France, and Korea were offered at the event in Gardner Hall.
The Chinese pancake consisted of a crêpe with sautéed potatoes wrapped inside of it. In Japan, their pancake is made up of pancake batter, egg, shrimp, pork, and cabbage and is cut into slices. Chocolate chip pancakes were served to represent the United States. Crêpes with Nutella represented France. In Korea, vegetables are mixed with the pancake batter.
“Anybody can come. We don’t limit it to just international students,” said, Jeremy Foo, vice president of ISA andÂ a junior Ad/PR major from Malaysia. “Our target audience is American students. It is more of a way for American’s to engage international students and to learn about different cultures.”
Other events that are offered by the ISA as a part of their Chai Café series include cultural forums and international film festivals. A film festival is scheduled for later this semester.
To learn more about ISA or Chai Café, visit their Facebook group page, or attend the ISA Chapel on Thursdays in Mabee Business Building Room 201.