The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), Department of Tourism (DOT), Makansutra and Ayala Malls has launched the World Street Food Congress (WSFC) 2016 via a 15-Hour food frenzy safari.
|Makansutra founder KF Seetoh with Chef Sau del Rosario of Café Fleur|
|TPB’s Yvet Cruz, Karem Miranda and Charisse Fajardo|
|Mercato Centrale’s RJ Ledesma and Anton Diaz|
|L-R: Ayala Malls’ Mr. Lesly Manalo, Ms. Kate Reyes, Ms. Jessica Santos and Ms. Marissa Ramos|
WSFC is an international culinary affair and will be held in the Philippines for the first time! They were hosted by Singapore for a couple of years. This five day event will take place at Bonifacio Global City (BGC) beginning 20th until the 24th of April 2016 which will feature the World Street Food Dialogue (registration done online through www.wsfcongress.com), World Street Food Jamboree and World Street Food Awards.
Among people who participated during the tour were Makansutra’s KF Seetoh, Indonesia’s Culinary Ambassador Chef William Wongso, Our Awesome Planet’s Anton Diaz, Chef Sau del Rosario, RJ Ledesma of Mercato Centrale and Singapore’s DJ Rosalyn Lee.
“We are very excited that Philippines will be hosting the WSFC 2016. This will once again highlight our country as one of the best culinary destinations in the world and it is an opportunity for us to share to the global audience the richness and contemporary edge of Filipino gastronomy,” shares TPB COO Domingo Ramon C. Enerio III.
|Spain’s Xavier Agulló and Chef William Wongso of Indonesia|
|Singapore’s Sharon Chea and Tony Johor Kaki|
The street food safari kicked off 7:00 AM at BGC then proceeded to food stops at Pampanga, Binondo and back to BGC at around 10:00 PM. The itinerary included Recovery Food, Everybody’s Cafe, Aling Lucing’s Sisig, Cafe Fleur, Sarsa Kitchen + Bar and Mercato Centrale Night Market. Traditional favorites such as tapsilog, sisig, kare-kare, lumpia and lechon were among the numerous iconic Filipino dishes the participants sampled during the jam-packed trip.
|Ayala Malls’ Javier Hernandez|
Considered as Philippine Food Month, April is packed with other major culinary events such as the Madrid Fusión Manila 2016, the biggest and most important gastronomic event in Asia in the 21st century and Flavors of the Philippines, a month-long food extravaganza that showcases the unique tastes of classic, contemporary and exotic Filipino food from all over the country.
For more information and updates on WSFC 2016 and Philippine Food Month, visit www.tpb.gov.ph.