The Sopron branch of Hungarian Interchurch Aid has been supporting Ukrainian refugees living in the area since last summer. Aiming to build a community, the staff of the Social and Development Centre have so far held several community-building events for Ukrainian citizens fleeing the war.
On Saturday, 28 January, the centre again hosted a community-building event for Ukrainian refugees in cooperation with the Taipei Representative Office, whose staff also participated in the event. Representative Liu Shih-Chung greeted the audience in Hungarian and Ukrainian, and – in keeping with Taiwanese tradition – also commemorated the Chinese New Year by handing out traditional New Year red envelopes to the young refugees. After the greetings, everyone – young, old, guests, diplomats, refugees and staff – rolled up their sleeves and the dumpling-making began.
Because this time it was all about gastronomy: participants made Hungarian plum dumplings, Taiwanese meat and cabbage gyoza and Ukrainian vareniki (actually, two types: onion-potato and carrot-cabbage). All the tricks of the trade of making the three types of dumplings were taught to the participants, who enjoyed kneading the dough and filling the dumplings. During the fun-filled event, while the food was cooking, a game allowed the participants to get to know each other better. Thank you for the help, Taiwan Representative Office!