Photo by Michael Camsa
COTABATO CITY—Food enthusiasts and other visitors during the Culinary Showcase, organized by the Ministry of Trade, Investments, and Tourism (MTIT) today, Dec. 17, witnessed and had a savoring experience of foods peculiar to the Bangsamoro region.
Still part of the Shariff Kabunsuan festival, food lovers had the chance to personally see how local cuisines in the Bangsamoro are prepared from raw items until they become sumptuous meals.
The main course featured the famous Lininggil of Maguindanao, Sinini a Kambing, and Tiyula Itum of Tausug descent. Also, the Tapay (fermented rice), Palapa sakurab and niyug, Kumukunsi, Bulibid, and Daral filled the taste of the spectators.
Tourism Bureau Director Engr. Marites Maguindra described the event as an avenue to preserve the Bangsamoro identity through cuisines.
“Itong mga pagkain na ito ay identity natin na gusto nating ma-preserve […] kaya natin ito patuloy na shino-showcase ay para patuloy pa rin siya na maging bahagi ng ating narratives…ng ating kasaysayan. Ito ay bahagi ng ating pagkatao,” Maguindra emphasized.
Meanwhile, MTIT Minister Abuamri Taddik in his message underscored the importance of understanding Halal industry which can be showcased through the Culinary Show, saying, “ang mahalaga dito, makita natin kung paano inihahanda ang ating halal na pagkain.”
Social media personalities and content creators from Luzon were also present at the show and experienced the taste of Moro cuisine. (Abdullah Matucan/BIO)