Philippine Embassy in Damascus organizes Filipino food festival

The Philippine Embassy in Damascus organizes the Philippine Food Festival at Lina’s Paris Café on 23 December 2019. (Damascus PE photo)

Damascus, Syria —The Philippine Embassy in Damascus organized a barrio-fiesta themed Philippine Food Festival at Lina’s Paris Café on December 23, 2019.

The venue of the Philippine Food Festival at Lina’s Paris Café. (Damascus PE photo)

About a hundred guests from the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Diplomatic Corps, the Filipino community, and Syrian businessmen in Damascus attended the event.

Charge de affaires e.p. Alex V. Lamadrid introduces Filipino Chef Reymund de Leon. (Damascus PE photo)

In his opening remarks, Charge de affaires e.p. Alex V. Lamadrid emphasized that the event was organized to promote and to introduce Philippine cuisine to Syria. He also acknowledged the Hanabi Restaurant Filipino Chef Reymund de Leon who prepared the sumptuous food.

Filipino community leaders in Damascus graced the food festival. (Damascus PE photo)

The Filipino cuisine was highlighted during the food festival. It includes the salmon fillet in sinigang sa miso, lumpiang shanghai, pancit bihon, beef caldereta, chicken adobo, beef karekare and chicken embutido and desserts such as ginataang bilobilo, leche flan, and biko —  in which the foreign and Filipino guests expressed their appreciation for the foods’ unique and delicious taste.

Charge de affaires e.p. Lamadrid welcomes guests to the festival. (Damascus PE photo)

During the festival, the Embassy also distributed tourism brochures and encouraged the guests to visit the Philippines.

Members of the Diplomatic Corps partake of the Philippine food. (Damascus PE photo)

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