Get your taste buds ready for UWP Taste of Thailand

March 28, 2003

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PLATTEVILLE-The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Asian Students In Action (ASIA) club and Hmong Club are stirring up delectations for the 6th Annual Taste of Asia meal, "A Taste of Thailand," set for noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 12. The event will be held at St. Augustine's Catholic Church, 135 South Hickory St., Platteville.

The menu features coconut milk soup with chicken (ka kai), steamed jasmine rice, several Thai dishes including fried rice, fried noodles (pad Thai), stir-fried vegetables, green beef curry, stuffed eggs and custard and a tropical drink.Advance tickets, available until April 9, are $6 for adults; $5 for UWP students; and $3 for children 13 and under. Tickets are $2 more at the door.

Tickets are available at multicultural services in Warner Hall, room 129 or by calling 608-342-1555 or 608-342-1506. Vegetarian plates may be reserved when ordering tickets.

A Thai dance troupe from the UW-Madison Thai Student Association will provide entertainment.

ASIA advisor Pusaporn Tabrizi welcomes students and the public to the meal. "Asian students came up with this as a fundraiser," said Tabrizi. "Although there is not much profit, they wanted to do something to share their culture with the community."

Special guest chef will be a Thai chef from the Sa Boi Thong Restaurant in Madison, Tabrizi added.

The Hmong Club is a student organization that is part of the UWP Office of Multicultural Services, which provides cultural programming, outreach and retention services. The organization also provides support to African-American, Asian American, Latino and Native American students at UWP. Advisers and student organizations work to educate the University community on ethnic issues and diversity.

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