The three-day culinary knowledge served as a prolonged list for a village of locals and tourists in Iloilo to bask in a gastronomic offerings of Western Visayas during a fifth book of a Department of Tourism (DOT)’s Kain Na!
“The nod ‘Kain na’ is a Filipino’s approach of display liberality and honour to a guests. It also indicates that food is always executive to Philippine enlightenment and always brings together people in a Philippines,” pronounced DOT Undersecretary Edwin Enrile.
Enrile, together with Assistant Secretary Verna Buensuceso, Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas and other officials common a theatre to toss a mixture of Iloilo’s signature immature soup plate called KBL or KaDios, Baboy and Langka into a cauldron to open a food fair.
Regional chefs were featured, including cook Jian Ong who baked duck inasal bahn mi, an Ilonggo-Vietnamese alloy plate desirous by a childhood dishes he has grown accustomed to; father-son tandem Mayor Treñas and cook Miguel who dished out a city-province’s heirloom lengua recipe; and cook Pauline Banusig who served farm-to-table goodness.
“One of a many things that we can be unapproachable of as Ilonggos over a famed Dinagyang festival (scheduled for Jan. 24-26), century-old churches and stately birthright mansions, is a singular Ilonggo cuisine. Aside from delicacies such as batchoy, pancit molo, butterscotch and biscotcho, we also have a kansi, KBL and laswa that are desired by many tourists,” pronounced Treñas.
Previous Kain Na! events were hold in Parañaque, Baguio, Alabang and Cagayan de Oro.
Meanwhile, Iloilo keeps reaping accolades with a new Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Clean Tourist City Standard (ACTCS) Award 2020-2022, to be rigourously conferred on Jan. 16 in Brunei.
The approval is given to cities with peculiarity standards on environmental and rubbish management; environmental insurance awareness; immature spaces; health and civic reserve and security; and tourism infrastructure and facilities. Completing a 3 ACTCS awardees in a nation are Baguio City and San Carlos City in Negros Occidental.