DOT – The year-end event “Kaon Na Ta” by the Department of Tourism featured the most famous and favorite foods all over the island of Negros.
According to Inquirer, the event featured the following foods:
The ones listed above is not even half of the menu as there are more featured.
Sinda Belleza, a 75-year-old celebrity of her own right from Silay Market, featured her own Silay fresh lumpia or ubod with a piece of lettuce, a dab of sweet and garlicky brown sauce, and crushed chicharon.
As per the report, “Kaon Na Ta” was the high point of Department of Agriculture (DA) Undersecretary Berna Romulo-Puyat’s year long project, who also pursued an advocacy of promoting local cuisine as current Tourism Secretary.
The project began as “Kain Na” in September 2017, with Margarita Forés, a well-known chef, flying to Hong Kong to present Filipino fare including sisig, kinilaw and sinigang.
Puyat grabbed the chance and also brought in other ingredients and local flavors, which continued on to Tokyo, where Forés staged for fellow chefs and media guests a dinner of bulalo, chicken inasal and adobo.
“When I was still with the DA, the objective of Kain Na! was to link producers of local and high-value agriculture and fishery products with domestic and foreign buyers in order to augment the income of our farmers and fisherfolk, and to encourage them to continue producing their respective products,”DOT Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat
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