50 join SM City Baguio’s culinary fest

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BAGUIO CITY – Some fifty professional and aspiring chefs in the city actively participated in SM City Baguio’s culinary competition held at the Atrium last Saturday that featured ube and strawberry.

Further, the participating chefs presented 21 new dishes with ube and strawberry as their primary ingredients.

The newly discovered dishes as presented by the participating chefs included Ube Falafel Sandwich, Strawberry Salad, Ube Dumpling, Ube and Strawberry Cupcakes, Strawberry milk shake – by Sweetmates, Tinapa Pockets with Strawberry-Mango Salsa, Ube Gnocchi with Malunggay and Cheese sauce, Strawberry-stuffed French toast, Ube Shepherd’s Pie, Ube-Buko Streusel Bars, Ube-Filled Turrones with Butterscoth and Langka Sauce, Purple Yam Pancake with Ube Ganache and Macapuno, Strawberry Panna Cota with Fruits and Strawberry Coulis, Deep Fried Chicken on Strawberry Salsa with Crispy Fries, Tuna and Green Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette, Ube Mochi Balls in Coconut Sago, Purple Yam with Pork and Shrimp, Strawberry Pan Seared Pork, Ube Sinigang by Chef Bryan Gorgonia of Tradisyon Restaurant, Strawberry Tres Leches by Chef Bryan Gorgonia of Tradisyon Restaurant and Beef and Tofu Skewers with Chili-Strawberry Sauce.

Entitled Chef de Jour, the event the event was aimed at presenting to the public 15 ways to enjoy ube and strawberry which are available in the market.

Among the participating institutions and individuals include SKD Academy Baguio (culinary school), Saint Louis University’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management , Chef Bryan Gorgonia of Tradisyon Coffee Shop Azalea Residences and Sweetmates.

SM City Baguio was supposed to highlight mouthwatering dishes featuring the North’s all-time favorites – ube and strawberry – glowed in the spotlight of culinary arts during Saturday’s competition as prepared by professional and aspiring chefs around the city.

The activity is part of SM City Baguio’s contribution in sustaining the interest of visitors to spend their well-deserved weekend vacation in the country’s Summer Capital and enjoying the numerous delicacies offered by the different food establishments around the city.

By HENT

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