The Philippine Embassy in Canberra and Department of Tourism of the Philippines held the Filipino BBQ Festival as part of Windows to the World of the ACT Government on 19 October 2019. There were 2,329 guests during the 6-hour open day event.
CANBERRA, Australia (19 October 2019) – As part of the Windows to the World, the Philippine Embassy in Canberra and Department of Tourism of the Philippines held the first Filipino BBQ Festival at the Philippine Embassy grounds in Australia’s capital city. There were 2,329 people who attended the 6-hour open day event.
To prove that #eatsmorefuninthephilippines, the four participating stallholders, Lolo and Lola, Delikase, Grill-ax and Panga ni Kuyang, served a variety of Filipino BBQ and other popular Filipino dishes throughout the day. A highlight of the day was a cooking demonstration on five ways to cook adobo by Lolo and Lola Filipino Eatery with the support of the Filipino Food Movement.
The Filipino Language School in Canberra and the Philippine Embassy entertained kids with coloring and painting activities, traditional Filipino games and a storybook reading.
Guests also had an opportunity to learn more about the travel opportunities to the Philippines, especially with the reopening of Boracay, at the Embassy and Tourism booth.
H.E. Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega said that yhe event is part of the Philippine Government’s tourism campaign #eatsmorefuninthephilippines to bring to the global stage the wide variety of Filipino cuisine and our unique dining culture making the Philippines a prime food destination for travellers.
The Philippine Embassy in Australia appreciates the support of the Department of Tourism and the contribution of Mama Sita’s Mixes and Sauces.
The variety of Filipino BBQ dishes were the highlight of the event with stallholders serving pork, chicken, lamb and tuna bbq during the open day event at the Philippine Embassy on 19 October 2019.
The Philippine Embassy and Department of Tourism invite guests to learn more about travel opportunities to the Philippines during the Filipino BBQ Festival on 19 October 2019.
The PHILIPPINES sign at the Embassy grounds was a popular photo opportunity site for visitors during the Filipino BBQ Festival on 19 October 2019.
Kim and Jay of Lolo and Lola Filipino Eatery provided a free cooking demonstration on how to cook the popular Filipino dish “adobo” in five ways during the Filipino BBQ Festival on 19 October 2019.
Kids were excited to win a prize in the traditional Filipino game “pabitin” organized by the Filipino Language School in Canberra at the Kids Corner of the Filipino BBQ Festival on 19 October 2019.