Buhay Carinderia Redefined

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Carinderia and the affordable home-cooked Filipino specialties they serve have become an integral part of this country’s culinary and social identity.

While eating in this humble food stand by the roadside may be considered a plebeian pleasure for some, those who knew better appreciate the fact that there’s more to this enterprise that has uplifted the lives of some 3 million individuals and their families.

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Chef Yana Gilbuena Serves, “SALO”, a Filipino-Inspired Pop-up Series

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Driven by a desire to spread the flavors of the Philippines, Chef Yana Gilbuena established the SALO Series, kamayan-style dining pop-up dinners that has travelled the 50 states of America. “Kamayan” is Filipino for dining with your bare hands, and Gilbuena’s goal is to serve delectable Filipino dishes to Filipino-Americans, Asians, and practically anyone else who eats.

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The Peninsula Manila, Spices Under the Stars 2018

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Spices restaurant’s little pocket garden might just be the best kept secret in the city. It is the perfect setting for a romantic dinner, a place where one can be delighted by starlit skies (at least those not drowned out by bright city lights), exquisite meals under the trees and the caress of the cool breeze (while it lasts) against one’s skin. The al fresco experience of Spices Under the Stars allows you to sit back and connect with all your senses as you dine under the open skies and enjoy a feast of classic and contemporary Thai specialties prepared by Spices Thai Specialty Chef Phaithoon Atthasarn.

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Batangas Food Festival 2017 at Matabungkay Beach Hotel

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Matabungkay Beach Hotel celebrates its 35th year anniversary with its annual Batangas Food Festival featuring 30 proudly Batangas beloved dishes, and 5 beverage concoctions led by 3 esteemed culinary artists. Balayan, Batangas grown chef, Chef Jaja Andal, Matabungkay’s Executive chef, Chef Ricardo Dino Jr. from Calatagan, and self proclaimed Adobo Queen, Chef Nancy Reyes- Lumen.

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