Myanmar Experiences Filipino Gastronomic Delights at ASEAN Food Festival 2019

From left: Philippine Ambassador to Myanmar Eduardo E. Kapunan Jr., Brunei Ambassador and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps Pehin Dato Paduka Hj Basir, Vice President U Henry Van Thio, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism U Ohn Maung at the ribbon-cutting ceremony to formally open the ASEAN Food Festival. (Yangon PE photo)

Yangon — The Philippine Embassy in Yangon, together with the ASEAN Missions of Brunei, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam in Myanmar and ASEAN Dialogue Partners Japan, China, Republic of Korea, and India, participated in the ASEAN Food Festival 2019 organized by the Myanmar Ministry of Foreign Affairs held on August 17 to 18 2019 at the Mandalay Convention Centre.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Vice President Henry Van Thio, Mandalay Region Chief Minister Zaw Mying Maung, Union Minister for International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin, and other Myanmar officials visits the Philippine booth and looks at the different Philippine dessert products on display. (Yangon PE photo)


Embassy Third Secretary and Vice Consul Stephanie Alexis Cruz (leftmost) explains to the State Counsellor (in pink) how leche flan is made. (Yangon PE photo)

The Philippine booth displayed and put up for sale several Filipino delicacies such as puto flan, puto cheese, yema cake, adobobiko and leche flan.

The food festival was held with the objective of developing the food-based travel sector, preserving traditional foods and raising the number of travellers during monsoon season by enabling Myanmar citizens and other guests taste a variety of food in a single location. More than 130 exhibitors participated in the event.

Ambassador Kapunan Jr. (third from right) with the Philippine Embassy in Yangon team and Daw Cho Cho Win (third from left), one of the organizers from the Myanmar Restaurant Association, pose in front of the Philippine booth. (Yangon PE photo)

The event was graced by State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Vice President U Henry Van Thio, Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism U Ohn Maung and other Union Ministers, and Mandalay Region Chief Minister Dr. Zaw Myint Maung.

Ambassador Kapunan (right) invites State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (left) to try puto flan, one of the Filipino dessert displayed at the Philippine booth. (Yangon PE photo)

Also present were Ambassadors and diplomats from ASEAN missions and partner countries and officials from Myanmar Travel Association and Myanmar Restaurant Association.

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