Filipino cuisine has captured many food lovers not only from the locals but to the foreigners as well. To distinguish Filipino food from another is a great test for which we can really declare (or taste) that indeed it is a Pinoy Food. The opportunity to be a part of an advocacy (scrumptious that is) to know what truly Filipino Cuisine is and spread the word to the entire globe. The distinction of the Filipino cuisine tops the rest of other cuisines and can even compete in the international scene in terms of taste and presentation.
I had the opportunity to visit various restaurants in Cebu that represents their own Filipino (Cebuano) cuisine from the Sooo Pinoy Food Trip.
The Sooo Pinoy Food Trip is the biggest food tour in the country. Together with an entourage of media partners to feature regional restaurants and hotels in digital, print and TV media, Sooo Pinoy Food Trip will visit the different restaurants in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao to experience firsthand each place’s take on signature local cuisines that represent the country’s culinary diversity.
Sooo Pinoy aims to get to the belly of what makes our cuisine special and uniquely ours. From the history and evolution of Filipino food down to the restaurants that best serve them, Sooo Pinoy aims to help diners discover more about the diverse Filipino cuisine.
I visited different restaurants here in Cebu and even surprised by some of the cuisines I never thought I will be able to taste or the cuisine existed itself. I also met their respective owners/chefs and described about their restaurant and their food which is really not only an appetizing moment but also educational as well, knowing each of their humble beginnings and their stories is truly inspiring. It only proves that great food doesn’t only come from ingredients used but also the heart and passion put into it. They become successful because of their commitment to their customers to deliver great food, great service and being a full pledge Filipino in terms of cooking
Also got to meet the chefs behind the cuisines and the story behind it on how they come up with the certain recipe. They also showed us how it is made and the ingredients used.
List of restaurants/hotels that participated
Island Grill – SM City Cebu
Overall, the event is a successful one. I had fun as well as a satisfied stomach by tasting and munching real Filipino cuisine and learn a lot of stuff about real Filipino Cuisine
I will be making post about these restaurants in this blog and my newly created travel/food blog travelfoodblog.com so stay tuned
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