Uniquely Filipino Delicacies At Kultura FiliipinoMonday, February 14, 2011
The Filipino is essentially a FOOD-LOVER. Be it for one’s own gustatory pleasure, or to give as gifts to friends here and kababayans abroad, food has always been an integral part of Pinoy culture. For instance, weekends are usually potluck occasions where family members enjoy each other’s specialty dishes. Meals are complemented by sweet endings like Suman sa Gata and fruit tarts, paired with good conversation and a hot cup of locally brewed mountain coffee or tsokolate made from chocolate tablea. The typical Filipino breakfast table is never complete without fruit jams and dried fish like Tuyo or Tinapa. On any occasion, snacks like dried mangoes, banana chips, casuy and pili nuts are comfort food that remind us of carefree days. Look into any Balikbayan Box, and you will see specialty wines like Lambanog, Coco Wine, Basi or Fruit Wines.
This February, Kultura celebrates uniquely Filipino specialties as it highlights a wide selection of local treats, available at its Pinoy Delicacies section. Enjoy popular mango treats like Dried Mangoes from Healthy Pinoy, 7D, R&M Preserves and Cebu Brand; jams from Philippine Brand, Kablon Farms and Trappist Monastic Products or pastries like tarts and biscocho from Michelle’s Homemade, Sitsirya and Virgie’s Homemade Products. Indulge in well-loved native snacks and sweets, like pastillas and polvoron from Sitsirya, House of Polvoron, and Albay Pili Nuts. Equally important, are drinks that are specially blended in various parts of the country: teas and coffee by Philippine Coffee, MSC Rice Coffee, Kalinga Brew, Kape de Mutit (Civet Coffee) and Healthy Pinoy; coco and fruit-based wines by Paradise Mango Liqueur, Coco Vino, Basi, Laking Hari Nilak, and Lambanog by Doris and Capistrano's. Healthy Pinoy --- a Kultura-exclusive brand --- offers malunggay-based fruit juices, tea, and polvoron; as well as flavored variations to popular snacks like banana and camote chips, and barquillos that are perfect to take home and give as gifts.
These savory selections at Kultura’s Pinoy Delicacies embody the country’s diverse mix of regional specialties and offer an experience that will satisfy every palate, Pinoy or otherwise. Savor the best of the Philippines and experience its diverse flavor at Kultura Filipino stores, located at the SM Mall of Asia – Main Mall, SM Makati, The Block at SM City North Edsa, Megamall Building A, SM City Cebu. Also available at Kultura Souvenirs, with branches at the SM Mall of Asia- Entertainment Mall, and SM City Fairview.