Chef and personnel of the Cocina de Lola restaurant posing for a photo with Philippine Vice Consul Jaybee B. Arguillas, prior to their live cooking demonstration during the Philippine Cultural Fair

The Philippine Embassy in Brunei Darussalam, in collaboration with Freshco Management, held a Philippine Cultural Fair from 27 to 29 April 2018 at the Freshco Shopping Center atrium in Batu Satu, Bandar Seri Begawan. The three-day fair featured different aspects of the PHL’s culture which includes its cuisine, traditional attire, such as the barong tagalog, and woven textiles such as the jusi and piña, t’nalak, yakan and sinamay.

A live cooking demonstration of Filipino cuisines, chicken adobo and fresh lumpia, by Cocina de Lola, the only halal Filipino restaurant in Brunei, was held in the afternoon of the 28th and 29th April 2018. Cocina de Lola also showcased PHL native delicacies including kakanin (biko, cassava cake, maja blanca, kutsinta, puto, sapin-sapin), tapsilog.

The Embassy invited Filipino entrepreneurs in Brunei to display and vend items in the booth during the three-day event. Philippine-made products featured by the entrepreneurs include the Philippine barong, sungka, Philippine Islands souvenir shirts, and delicacies such as polvoron, dried mangoes, mamon, and PHL ice cream (FIC and Magnolia) among others.

The aim of the Philippine Cultural Fair is to introduce the taste and tradition of the Philippines to the Bruneians as well as to provide an opportunity for people from the Philippine community to come together, share and celebrate its culture. Said Fair serves as an avenue for the Embassy to strongly promote Filipino culture, food, and arts in Brunei Darussalam. END