Add these events to your foodie itinerary in Manila and Baguio city
Philippine Harvest at Taguig city
Taguig City plays host to Philippine Harvest on March 29 to 31 at Bonifacio Global City’s Central Square Mall. The three-day fair features the farm and food destinations, as part of the country’s sustainable tourism development program.
“The overarching goal of our programs and projects is sustainable tourism as we champion the Filipino farmer and the country’s bountiful produce,” says tourism chief Bernadette Romulo-Puyat.
The event brings together DOT-accredited farm sites, along with selected travel agencies. Also joining are 30 local food exhibitors of organic fruits and vegetables, spices, honey-made products, artisan chocolates and even bamboo tumblers.
Local produce favourites will make an appearance including dried seafood, coco sugar, coffee, heirloom rice, craft beer, fruit wines and crunchy garlic. It will also treat visitors to a taste of rare recipes like mushroom chicharon; sili (chili) ice cream with tinutong na bigas (toasted rice), and kalamansi jam.
Mangan Taku: Cordillera Food Fair at Baguio City
Baguio City plays host to the Mangan Taku: Cordillera Food Fair on April 8 to 14 at the Rose Garden, Burnham Park. The week-long event aims to promote the Cordillera province’s heritage food culture and indigenous cuisine from Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga and Mt. Province.
The event was aptly timed to take advantage of the hundreds of thousands of tourists who visit the Philippines’ “summer capital”.
Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) record shows that this mountain resort city received a total of 1.5 million tourists in 2017, or 77% of the region’s total tourist arrivals at 1.96 million.
Cebu Pacific flies to Manila and Clark, where there are hourly buses that can take you to Benguet. cebupacificair.com