24 Dec '11, 9am

Myanmar refugees indulge in traditional fare during Christmas: Kuala Lumpur (The Star/ANN)- While many celebrate...

Kuala Lumpur (The Star/ANN)- While many celebrate Christmas with turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, fruitcake and pudding, it is not the same at the Myanmar refugee community in Kepong. For the Yuletide season, their traditional delicacy comprises boiled wild boar, stir-fried potatoes, diced cucumber and wild boar soup. To some, it may sound repulsive but this is what brings the Zo people of Myanmar together. David Mung, 31, is the head teacher at Zo Children's School, a day school for Myanmar refugee children, in Taman Wangsa Permai. "Boiled wild boar is a delicacy in Myanmar during the holiday season. There is nothing fancy in cooking it. It is just boiled with some salt and pepper and we eat it with rice. For us, it is important that we preserve our culinary heritage despite being in a foreign country," said Mung. "In Malaysia, you have many different cultures, not to m...

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