Food Trips: Flavors of the Philippines hits weekend markets
To further drum up interest in the nationwide food festival, Flavors of the Philippines, an official event tent was put up last April 3 at the Eton Centris Sunday Market, and will be at the Legaspi Sunday Market on April 10.
The Flavors of the Philippines tent serves tasting portions of coffee , buko juice, sago’t gulaman, dirty ice cream, several types of specially prepared local kakanins, pandesal with different fillings, and other iconic Filipino food to booth visitors.
The booth also has prizes for visitors who join games revolving around the Philippines’ tourist destinations, festivals, and regional food; as well as freebies for visitors who like the Flavors of the Philippines FB page.
The Flavors of the Philippines tent also provides entertainment for weekend market-goers, with bongo players, a clown balloonist, clowns on stilts, buskers and magicians.
Flavors of the Philippines is a month-long gastronomic food festival that highlights the regional delights of the country with activities ranging from cook-offs, food and market tours, bazaars, and food and agri fairs.
Held simultaneously in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, the 2nd Flavors of the Philippines is being organized by the Department of Tourism (DOT)/ Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) to create cultural bridges through food, gastronomy being one of the most popular Filipino travel “destinations.”