Israel-Mercy Friendship

A super special day and honor! Yesterday the Israeli community celebrated its 60th anniversary of friendship with Thailand at our Mercy Centre. And what better way to celebrate together than by teaching our youth how to create culinary delights?

In a morning session, acclaimed Israeli Chef Mika Sharon taught our Korczak School students the art of preparing heavenly chocolate treats.  

In the afternoon session, Chef Mika was joined by Thailand’s own Chef McDang to teach our Korczak kids and local Israeli children how to make Egg Rolls.

That evening, all Mercy children dined on mouth-watering Egg Rolls and ambrosial Chocolate Balls.

Side bar: Between culinary classes, Fr. Joe led H.E. Ambassador Simon Roded and members of Israeli consulate on a tour of the food vendors who ply their trade along the 70 Rai Streets around Mercy Centre. Among these vendors was Miss Moey, a chef in her own right, who has been serving her customers Thai treats for over 40 years (and put two of her children through university in the process). She says she would like to retire but her customers insist that they can’t live without her cuisine.

Israel and Mercy Friendship