Q and A with… Sountharam Chidambaram, Casey resident and participant in Truth to Power Cafe

Tell us a fun fact about yourself.

If I see a slide and a swing I start running and screaming like a little girl to play on it.

What is your favourite cuisine?

Asian cuisine – Nasi lemak with ikan billis sambal. Nasi lemak cooked in coconut milk, lemon grass and ginger served with yummy spicy ikan billis (anchovies) cooked in dried red chilli, tamarind along with onion and tomato. It goes well with a boiled egg and cucumber salad.

What has been your most memorable moment?

My graduation for my bachelor’s degree. It was my first degree and I received it in Sydney with my family. My neighbors and my family celebrated the happiness with me.

Who is your biggest inspiration?

My mummy is my biggest inspiration – my lucky charm, my strength, my driver etc – the list isn’t exhaustive.

If you had to compete on MasterChef, what dish would you cook?

The Polish dish pierogi. I love to cook for my God mum and my well-wisher Barbara B.

If you were Prime Minister for a day, what would be the first thing you would do?

I want the multichant prayers and country’s acknowledgement in different languages.

What is your favourite holiday destination?

Nigeria Falls in Canada and to travel locally on the Ghan.

What are you most looking forward to when lockdown ends?

Meeting my bestie Lynn B for a movie and lunch. Me and my bestie go to the movies to sleep!

What do you love about the Casey community?

It’s a dynamic, bubbling, harmonious multicultural community. I love the beautiful parks and gardens. We have lovely multicuisine restaurants and soulful worship places.

Pineapple on pizza: yes or no?

YES YES, a lot of pineapple please!