Thursday, July 25, 2019

Ilonggo Flavours shout “Kaon ‘Ta sa Cucina!” this August

Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s Cucina showcases choice Ilonggo flavours from 1 to 18 August, as part of its ongoing commitment to feature local flavours on a global level. Foodies from all over the metro can enjoy some of the province’s favourite dishes, including La Paz Batchoy, the Valenciana, and seafood specialties like the talaba and the seasonal diwal. 

Like other Philippine provinces, Iloilo’s gastronomic interpretations stem from its unique geography. From its sprawling midlands to picturesque beaches, Ilonggo cuisine boasts of Panay Island’s access to Nature’s rich bounty of fresh ingredients. The sought-after diwal, for example, tastes best when prepared the way one wants it within hours of being caught from the sea. 

An Ilonggo family feast also would not be complete without the famous KBL (kadyos, baboy at langka), which is best enjoyed with steaming serving of rice on the side. The inviting aroma of the batchoy serves a siren’s call to hungry locals and tourists alike, signalling them to tuck into a warm bowl to remind them of home.

Choice Ilonggo dishes take the spotlight at Cucina as part of the daily spread during lunch and dinner from 1 to 18 August 2019. For more information and reservations, please call (02) 7207720 or email

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