Around Melbourne | World Rice Festival

I love rice. I could eat rice every day. When I was little, sometimes I would eat just a bowl of rice with butter (I was skinny, I needed the carbs!). I love curry with rice, fried rice, sushi rolls, sweet rice with mango, even risotto counts. Anyway, when I heard about the new World Rice Festival coming to Melbourne, I knew it was for me! My husband and I aimed to try as many dishes as possible, but we got full way too quickly. The pork belly from Rice Paper Scissors was one of the most delicious things I have ever tasted! There were flamenco performances and cooking demonstrations, so we could sit and let everything digest happily.

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pork belly from Rice Paper Scissors

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Flamenco

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Japanese curry from Maedaya Sake & Grill

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sushi class

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paella class

There was a lot more to see, but I couldn’t stay for the whole day. I hope this festival comes back every year!!

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