As part of this year's independence day bash, I was lucky enough to join the official launch of the Filipino Food Network and the celebration of the International Adobo day.
From the hdtv clips (all their productions are in HD) and the demonstrations that were shown, I think that they would be a mainstay in providing a Filipino Culinary Experience to everyone.
But the question that would be in everyone's mind is "Why adobo?". Well for one, it is the most loved and favorite viand of all the Juans out there. There would be a high probability that if you ask any Filipino what their favorite Filipino Food would be, adobo would be the answer. Of course there are a lot of ways on how to prepare this dish. That in itself is unique to the different taste and preference to each one of us. But, we all have that clear group of ingredients that are present in all the dishes.
For that I am happy and incredibly touched to be invited to the official launch of the Filipino Food Network and their celebration of the International Adobo Day.
Here are some of the things that happened.
There was a mini presentation of their different shows and they even had a little cooking demonstration.
|Some of the different chefs that has their own shows.|
|Chef Mark showing a little cooking demo on coconut based adobo|
|Chef Nancy Reyes-Lumen -very down to earth and an advocate of adobo.|
|Chef Liza Dino doing a little demo|
|a little bromance|
Since adobo was the celebrant, I was exposed to some of the different adobo's out there. It was an amazing experience.
|This one had no soy sauce in it. Quite different for me.|
|Amazing flavors. Rich.|
|Chinese based recipe.|
|Preparing some of the adobo pizza.|
|getting the ribs juicified|
|The chef was saying... "shooo mamaya na.. inaayos pa po."... "kakainin din kita!"|
|The meat was soft and tender. The skin was crunchy. It had a bit of lemongrass taste and a little gata feel to it.|
|This had truffle oil in it and was a little spicy. TWIST?|
|Adobo crepe. Looks like lasagne but it is fluffy. Texture is soft and tastes like cheesy adobo.|
It all ended with a lot of laughs and full tummies.
Congratulations to the staff of the Filipino Food Network. I salute you guys!
|Of course me too!!! Chefs Mitchie, J and Tina|