“The greatest food party Philippines has ever seen” is about to happen in April.
Top international hawkers, food curators, food bloggers, and well-known chefs across the globe will gather in Bonifacio Global City as the Department of Tourism and the Ayala Malls hold the "World Street Food Congress 2016," a first in the country, from April 20 to 24.
Those who will head to the event can feast on the best street foods from countries like Singapore, Indonesia, China, Malaysia and even the US.
Filipino street foods will also be well-represented in the event, with the organizers carefully selecting five local representatives who can best showcase the country's pride.
“We’re having 24 world-class street food masters, including five Filipinos, as food stations descend in BGC and we’re gonna have the greatest food party Philippines has ever seen,” KF Seetoh, a food expert and the founder of popular food guide Makansutra, said on Mornings @ ANC.
Assistant Vice President of Ayala Malls Javier Hernandez said they brought the event to the Philippines so Filipinos can experience a food trip like no other.
“Food is very important to the Filipinos, we eat 5 times a day, and what better than to bring simple food, affordable food, fun food from all over the world to the Philippines this time,” he said.
Hernandez added the food event provides an avenue for friends and families to enjoy a great bonding.
“It should be fun, comfort food is fun, it keeps you happy, it’s a bonding moment, it’s affordable, it really what keeps people together, enjoying their dining with simple food,” he said.
“When you go to street food stores around the world, you stand there, you watch the guy cook, the guy is doing all of these for you, it’s like foreplay,” he added.