Day 2 of culinary expo Madrid Fusion Manila (MFM) 2017 held a lunch that was themed "Nose to Tail". MFM's lunch is themed to highlight and showcase the different regions of The Philippines, along with key ingredients and produce.
"Nose to Tail" presented chefs with the opportunity to demonstrate how almost every part of an animal can be utilised to create an exquisite dish -- nothing is put to waste! The practice of limiting food wastage by cooking nose to tail has become quite a popular trend in the culinary world relatively recently, but has actually been an integral part of Filipino culture and tradition, for years.
Booths from a plethora of restaurants lined the walls of the venue, all of which paid tribute to meat and elevated our local cuisine. Meals were prepared by amazing chefs like: Niño Laus, JP Anglo, Jay Angeles, Patrick Go, Francis Lim, Sunshine Puey, Mizel Zagairre, and Kalel Chan. Alternatively, in the middle of the room, the department of tourism set up classic, traditional Filipino fare, complete with ethnic decorations to help showcase our Filipino heritage.
At Madrid Fusion, our local chefs continue to make us extremely proud. The cuisine, flavours and talent of the Philippines were front and centre during the regional lunch.
Check out some of the stand-out dishes:
Next Generation Adobo: chicken heart, intestine, gizzard, tail and skin adobo with burnt coconut and garlic rice, and soft boiled eggs topped with salted egg liver pate and crispy kesong puti from Sarsa Kitchen and Bar
Betamax: grilled chicken blood with 70% Davao dark chocolate with crispy chicken craw and pili, inengkanto rice crisps cashew crust, ube puree with uni kalamata and kamias emulsion by Ninyo Fusion Cuisine
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