November 20, 2020
Our culinary world tour at Arcare North Shore continues and this time, we whipped up whitebait fritters from our cousin country of New Zealand.
Lifestyle Assistant Andrea was very proud of her homeland and was eager to teach the residents of Arcare North Shore how to cook the delicacy of Whitebait fritters.
Whitebaits are small fishes that are seasonally found in rivers and are a very popular dish in New Zealand.
‘Poor little fish! I don’t know if I can stomach them!’ resident June said.
The dish was initially met with questionable looks, but the residents gradually came to terms with eating these little fishes whole.
Resident Kathryn Cody on the other hand, could not wait to cook the fritters.
This was because she and Andrea share a special connection in that they are both from New Zealand!
Using a little bit of flour, egg, salt, pepper and a touch of baking powder just enough to bind it together, we cooked the batter in the frying pan.
At first, the residents were hesitant to try the delicacy, but once they took their first bite, they could not get enough
The residents were commenting that even though this was a very different culinary dish, they enjoyed trying something new and exciting.
Jamie Loh is Arcare's Community Marketing Officer for Queensland. Jamie joined the Arcare team in mid 2019, stepping straight into her responsibilities which include communications with the broader community, community engagement and internal communications responsibilities. Jamie is a firm advocate for consistent communications and engaging ideas to help bridge the gap between those living in aged care residences and the wider communities. Jamie utilises a diverse array of strategies to help improve messaging and boost brand awareness and is always advocating for new methods of communicating in different strategies and mediums. Jamie has worked with Brisbane's top Public Relations firms and participated in an intensive language program in Tokyo, Japan.