Philippine Food Holidays
A perfect travel experience is always linked to a perfect and scrumptious gastronomic treats. With the launched of the Philippine Food Holidays: A Historical Culinary Event, truly CALABARZON (Region IV-A) showcased its heritage with a great feast of historic foods. The unveiling of the event is in support of the Madrid Fusion Manila 2016 and Flavors of the Philippines. The event took place last April 4, 2016, at the General Aguinaldo Shrine, Kawit, Cavite.
The culinary event was organized by the Department of Tourism in cooperation with DoT Region IV-A and Local Government of various towns in CALABARZON and participated also by DoT Region 1, 9 and CAR.
The event was divided into two parts, the first part presented the “Eat your History” Culinary Tour Packages and introduced the Culinary Generals and Razor Chefs of Cavite. Moreover, it was also the launched of Food Holidays Philippines – Culinary Guidebook.
“The chef transformed the plate into a more beautiful canvas,” said Dir. Rebecca V. Labit, DoT Region IV-A.
And for the second part, guess what? Eating time! Well, CALABARZON offers a lot of culinary treats to delight on and here are a few them you should take note.
Showcasing Rizal’s famous Minaluto, served in a huge cooking pan topped with adobo-flavored rice mixed with seafoods, roasted meat, veggies, and salted egg. Also, the organic lechon that is good for the health. I also enjoyed the Sakulan sa Dahon (boodle fight) like Minaluto, it has a little bit of everything like pork, veggies, chicken, seafood, and rice.
For orders, contact Balaw Balaw Specialty Restaurant
Address: 16 Doña Justa St., Doña Justa Village Phase 1, Barangay San Roque, Angono Rizal
Telephone No: +632 651-0110
Mobile: +639 923-714-4209
• Sakulan sa Dahon
• Organic Lechon
The pansit menus were really delightful. With Pansit Buko of Laguna, from the word itself, the noodles used in the recipe were derived from coconuts. Also, the Pansit Pusit displaying an exotic style of black pansit topped with pusit.
For orders, contact Villa Escudero Plantation and Resort:
Address: San Pablo City Laguna
+632 523 2944
Email: [email protected]
I was really attracted to this different style of pansit, looking at its color, surely you’ll be curious about its taste. And trust me, it’s just delish.
Cavite is also famous for its delectable rice cakes such as Tamales and Samala Rice Cakes – delicious homemade malagkit. Indeed, tamales or Cavite’s bibingkoy is a combination of salty, sweet and a bit spicy taste. I don’t know how it got its spicy taste tho. The turon or banana fritters and the fresh lumpia are both luscious, too. Perfect for the afternoon snack.
For orders of Tamales, contact Robinson’s Tamales:
Address: San Antonio, Cavite City
Telephone No: (046) 431 0315
Samala Rice Cakes
For orders of Samala Rice cakes, contact Pat and Sam Delicacies and Pasalubong:
Address: 506 Padre Pio St., Caridad, Cavite City
Telephone No: (046) 431 2356
Who can resist these yummy treats? Forget about the moist chocolate cakes of the western and indulge with our local desserts. It is best matched with coffee of course.
Yummy Puto Bumbong
Puto Bumbong or Pirurutong is a special kind of sticky rice with a purple color. The way it is made is by soaking in salted water and drying overnight. After, it will be poured to bumbong or the bamboo tubes allowing to be steamed. Topped with butter and margarine, sugar and coconut. I really enjoyed eating Puto Bumbong especially during Christmas and Simbang Gabi. This delightful treat Puto Bumbong truly satisfied my appetite. Christmas or not, CALABARZON offers Puto Bumbong.
How about the Drinks?
CALABARZON is very rich in terms of drinks, too. Healthy living? Well, Nurture Farmacy offers you its healthy drink extracted from different veggies. Coffee lover? You can try the coffee or kapeng barako of Gourmet Farms known to be the Premier Coffee Roasters. And also, we also have the award-winning Lakan Lambanog of Quezon.
Healthy Juice Drink
For orders of Healthy Juice Drink, contact Nurture and Wellness Village:
Address: Tagaytay, Cavite
Telephone No:(02) 710 9786
Delectable Coffee of Gourmet Farms
For orders, contact Gourmet Farms, Inc.
Address: Km., 52 Emilio Aguinaldo Hwy, Silang, 4118 Cavite
Telephone No:(02) 757 3010
Lakan Lambanog “Naay po”, “Pakinabangan po”
With Quezon’s finest of the finest drinks, Lakan Lambanog not only offers a lip-smacking drink but also showcases its preserved discipline of drinking lambanog and elucidating gender sensitivity and leadership. It was clearly manifested in the event with the display of the “Chivalry of Tagayan Ritual” headed by Mayor Faustino Silang, Tayabas Quezon.
For orders, contact Lakan:
Address: Unit 704, Common Goal Tower Finance St. Madrigal Business Park, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City Telephone No: (+632)556-9788
D’ Famous Imus Longganisa
Imus Famous Longganisa
Reviving the famous Imus Longganisa that have been long gone and forgotten by the Filipinos and the locals of Cavite.
Culinary Generals and Razor Chefs of the Philippines
All foods in the event were prepared and served by the Culinary and Generals Razor Chefs.
“This is the time to colonize the world with Philippine Foods,” said Ms. Clang Garcia, Publisher of Food Holidays Philippines.
Truly, Region IV-A is rich in many delicacies and culinary treats that we should continue to preserve and enhance. Discover, Patronize, and Distribute or simply DPD. Be proud of our own food since it also marks the uniqueness of being a Filipino.