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Sep 16, 2006 10:20 PM

Irvine Cultural Festival

We went to the festival today and it was great. We sampled Taiwan and South African sausages, spicy lamb curry from Mozambique in Laguna, some kind of Japanese vegetable pancake, spring rolls and sesame balls. All were really cheap - the most expensive was $3. They had entertainment from Germany, Vietnam, Korea, Jamaica and Russia while we were there. All in all, a fun day

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  1. We enjoyed it too. Mozambique's piri piri chicken and lamb curry were probably my favorite things. The Japanese vegetable pancakes (okonomiyaki) were my least favorite - leaden, heavy things that weren't a good example of the dish.

    This was my first time at this festival, and I look forward to next year's!

    1. they won't be open tomorrow, will they?

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      1. re: Xericx

        No, I think it was a one day deal. Sorry you missed it.

      2. Hey MzMaggie,

        I'm glad you went and had a good time. It sounds like we both tried a lot of the same food. I've got my review of the Irvine Global Village Festival up on Chowhound here:

        The full version with pictures is up here:


        Please let me know how that syncs up with your experience.

        - Chubbypanda