Philippine Embassy in Canberra Promotes Calamansi as Wonder Fruit of the Philippines

The Philippine Embassy in Canberra, in collaboration with the Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Entrée Pinays, launched “The Calamansi Story” video to promote calamansi as a wonder fruit of the Philippines. The Philippines is one of the largest exporters of calamansi globally.

(Photo courtesy of The Entrée Pinays)

In “The Calamansi Story” video, the Entrée Pinays shared their perspective on how calamansi represents a story of lives and livelihoods, and how it has become a living connection for Filipinos in Australia to their motherland. The video was first shown in Canberra during the Filipino Christmas Dinner at Pialligo Estate on 09 December 2020.

Co-founder of the Entrée Pinays Fides Santos-Arguelles showed how to prepare a simple dish, kinilaw na hipon(cured prawns) and a cocktail, pineapple mojito punch, both of which highlight the unique flavor and versatility of calamansi. Calamansi concentrate is available in specialty stores around Australia.

The Entrée Pinays is a group of enterprising Filipina-Australians working together to bring Filipino cuisine, culture and community to the hearts and minds of Australians.

The Cultural Gallery is an online platform of resources curated by the Embassy for the Filipino-Australia community and anyone interested to learn more about the rich cultural heritage of the Philippines.

Watch the video at the Cultural Gallery and explore their webpage for videos, photos and activities on Filipino cuisine, art, tourism, language and many more through this link:

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