Introducing the Korean Food Stall

The Korean Food stall is one of the biggest lunch time attractions at the CIS Fair.  Their popularity is legendary and regular fair-goers know to go early to get their Korean food fix before they inevitably sell out!  Thank you to all the Korean families who contribute and the wonderful mums to man the stall on the day.  Here we speak to Yoon Lee and Sung Yon Park as they lead the team this year:

Hi ladies! Thank you for volunteering! How long have you been involved with the Korean Food Stall?

We both started to participate when kids joined CIS. It has been 3 years for me and 11 years for Sung Yon. Sung Yon didn't miss a year!

The Korean food stall has to be one of the most popular attractions at the Fair. Why do you think people love it so much?

We are just so blessed that Korean food became so popular in Hong Kong past few years. I always thought that kimchee is a tough food for foreigners to like but there are surprisingly high kimchee buyers at the fair. We are so thankful!

What kind of items do you typically serve?

As Korean community in CIS is not so big, we tried to keep the menu simple so would have less burden on volunteers. We have three set menus. Rice and kimchee with bulgogi (marinated beef), Japchae (noodles with vegitables) or both. We sell kimchee seperately too.

Where is your stall?

In the canteen on the 6th Floor. Walk up or take the lift to get there. You can't miss us!

Tell us a bit about the team of Korean mums that volunteer.

I am super lucky to work with enthusiastic mums who have more experience than I have. They are the experts working in the Korean Food Stall for many years so I just need to gather them and listen to their suggestions.

What is your favourite part of the Fair?

My favourite part of the fair is to get to know many parents and teachers in a deeper level and to get to serve the CIS community together in some way. Tasty baked goods are always my first and last stop and of course my sons enjoy games and prizes.

Introducing the Taiwanese Food Stall

The Taiwanese food stall started last year and was so popular that it's back for the second year running. Bubble tea anyone?  Here we speak with the Taiwanese food stall team organisers, Eva Chang, Tiffany Yang and Pei Yin Chen.

Hi ladies!  Thank you for volunteering!  Tell us a bit about the Taiwanese food stall!

This is our second year of Taiwanese food stall, we had so much fun and good feedback from last year so that we are definitely looking forward to seeing more people loving our food this year.

You were very popular last year and I believe sold out before the Fair ended!  What kind of items do you typically serve?

The typical Taiwanese food we are preparing is braised pork rice and passionfruit bubble tea (the same as last year). Taiwanese sausages will be our new twist this year.

Where is your stall?

In the canteen on the 6th Floor.  Walk up or take the lift to get there.  You can't miss us!

Tell us a bit about the team of moms that volunteer.

Moms that volunteer this year are mostly from Taiwan, and we also have moms from Hong Hong and Singapore. We are going to have lots of fun this year!  If you'd like to volunteer with us, please email cisfairvolunteers@gmail.com

What is your favourite part of the Fair?

Our favourite part of the Fair is, we are able to participate as a host at our food stall to welcome our guests, but also enjoy being there playing games and trying out new things while we are not on duty.

Introducing the Sausage Sizzle

The Sausage Sizzle is a real crowd-pleaser and one of the biggest food attractions at the CIS Fair.  People usually find it by just following the mouth-watering smell right to the stall!  It's a great one too for CIS Dads to volunteer at.  Here we speak to Brad Okita and Bill Porter who have been long-time organisers of this firm favourite of the Fair.

Hi guys!  Thank you for volunteering again.  How long have you been involved with the Sausage Sizzle?

I think I've been involved for four years, and Bill was involved at least a year before me.

The Sausage Sizzle has to be one of the most popular attractions at the Fair.  What do you typically serve?

We start the morning with what's known as a "Bacon Buttie", which is bacon served on a fresh bun with a butter and some HP sauce. A classic, which helps everyone who is at the Fair early get started. Next we usually have a selection of sausages, starting from traditional hot dogs, English bangers, as well as really lovely Swiss veal sausages. The quality is really nice, and cooked lovingly by CIS parents, teachers and staff.

Where is your stall?

We will most likely be at Moongate, right in the middle of the Fair.  Just follow your nose!

Tell us a bit about the team.  Who usually volunteers and what do they do?

Lots of Dad's who probably don't get to BBQ enough on the weekends. We have good music in the background and it's a nice place to hang out.

What is your favourite part of the Fair?

Apart from the Sizzle, the baked goods are always tasty. The games in the Lower Primary Gym are always fun, too. 


Please note that beer is sold at the sausage sizzle and sales are strictly prohibited to persons under the age of 18.