Belgian chef to cook Duterte’s ‘paksiw’ in Malacañang
Peter de Cauwer, a Belgian married to a Filipina, will be serving presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte’s simple dishes in Malacañang when he assumes the presidency on June 30.
The Philippine Star reported that Duterte introduced De Cauwer to journalists as his personal chef at the Hotel Elena in Davao City.
De Cauwer is reportedly a food consultant, master chef and master baker.
De Cauwer was quoted as saying that he will have no trouble cooking Duterte’s favorite dishes, including sautéed mung beans (ginisang munggo), fried dried fish and dried squid, corned beef in garlic, and fish poached in vinegar broth (paksiw na isda), in the presidential kitchen.
Duterte said while he has no diet restrictions, he only wants one viand with his rice.
He also reportedly does not like chocolates.