Each term, all teachers and students at IEI have a special meal together called International Lunch. Every person cooks (or buys) a typical dish from his or her home country, and we all enjoy trying food from around the world.

international lunch

Here are a few foods you might find at International Lunch:

Gimbapphoto © 2011 Robin | more info (via: Wylio)

Gimbap – This Korean snack food looks a little like Japanese sushi rolls with seaweed on the outside and rice, eggs, vegetables, and cooked ham on the inside.

Falafelphoto © 2009 momo | more info (via: Wylio)

Falafel – These fried balls are made of ground chickpeas (a kind of bean) and spices. Falafel is a popular food throughout the Middle East. You can eat them on flatbread with tahini, a sauce made of sesame seeds.
Chicken Tamalesphoto © 2007 Luke | more info (via: Wylio)

Tamales – A traditional Mexican food, tamales are made of cornmeal dough filled with meat, vegetables, or cheese. Tamales are wrapped in corn husks and steamed.

Okonomiyakiphoto © 2010 Robin | more info (via: Wylio)

Okonomiyaki – This is a Japanese dish made of eggs, flour, yam, and cabbage, plus other meats and vegetables. It is cooked like a pancake or omelet, and you can top it with a special okonomiyaki sauce and mayonnaise.

Baklavaphoto © 2010 F_A | more info (via: Wylio)

Baklava – A sweet treat from Turkey and much of central Asia, baklava is made of thin layers of dough filled with nuts and syrup or honey.

Have you tried any of these foods? What is your favorite food from another country?