Cotabato City (July 27, 2018) – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) showcased its rich cuisines at the Pakaradjaan Food Festival held here on Thursday, July 26.The Pakaradjaan food fest is among the highlights of the annual celebration of ARMM’s 29th anniversary. Each of the five provinces exhibited delicacies and cooking during the event.
The unique foods from each of the five ARMM province were critiqued by well-known food enthusiasts namely certified foodie and blogger Erwan Heusaff, celebrity chef Boy Logro, actor-restaurateur Diether Ocampo, BecomingFilipino blogger Kyle ‘Kulas’ Jennermann, Anak Mindanao Executive Director Djalia Turabin Hataman, and local chef Ivana Karla Valerie Sol.
The chieftains of the different ARMM villages were also present during the activity and led the presentation of the foods to the judges. There were three sets of food presentations: the first was the appetizer; second was the side dish; and the third was the dessert.
The criteria for judging are palatability (40%), execution (20%), presentation (20%), and the service and overall dining experience in the villages (20%).The judges were surprised and amazed with the unique tastes of the delicacies from each province.
Blogger Heusaff said food is so important because it could be the gateway to discover more about the culture. He said he was happy that he was invited in the event to learn more about the region’s different peoples and their culture.
“It was good, everything was really surprising, most of the dishes. I wasn’t familiar (with these dishes) and these were really tasty and delicious and I’m glad I was able to taste these foods,” he stressed.
Chef Logro said the food festival helps promote Bangsamoro cuisine and culture to the rest of the country.“Masarap at malasa ang Moro foods. Common ang lasa ng anghang sa bawat province. Pang-international level ito at pwedeng pwede kong dadalhin sa show ko,” he added. Logro is known for his television cooking shows Idol sa Kusina and Chef Boy Logro: Kusina Master.
Meanwhile, the ARMM government announced that part of the proceeds from the event will be used to assist families who lost their properties in a major fire that occurred last Tuesday, July 24, in Jolo Sulu.
SOURCE: (Bureau of Public Information)
July 27, 2018 @ 10:52