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Jul 7, 2016 @ 6:15

Marikina Culinary and Heritage Tour, happening this month

Mark your calendars, and reserve your weekend for this ultimate food and heritage tour that shouldn’t be missed.

The Museum Foundation of the Philippines will be conducting a Marikina Culinary and Heritage Tour on July 16, which will be open to the public, Business World reported.

The tour will take participants to the 200-year-old house of Don Laureano “Kapitan Moy” Guevarra, the founder of the Marikina shoe industry, recognized as the Sentrong Pangkultura ng Marikina. It is included as a Historic Site and Structure by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) for being the primary shoe workshop in Marikina, the report said. It is also known as a Cultural Property of the Philippines by the National Commission on Culture and the Arts, NHCP, and the National Museum of the Philippines.

The tour will also take a visit at Kusina de Kambal, serving key Marikina breakfast dishes including waknatoy – a unique variant of menudo added with bits of pickles which gives the dish a sweet-tangy taste. Tour participants can also take part in a breakfast buffet that includes ayungin, tocino, longganisa, adobo, tokwa, goto and palitaw plus a choice of chocolate or coffee, Business World said.

Other stops include Marikina City Hall Compound, the Marikina Sports Complex, the Carillon Bell, the Shoe Museum and Diocesan Shrine of the Our Lady of the Abandoned.

Lunch for the tour participants will be served at the Patio Vera Garden and Ancestral House, an example of an ancestral house in Marikina turned into a restaurant and museum.

Lunch includes traditional heirloom dishes: spicy chicken wings, calamares frito, mixed seafood suam sa mais, crab and mango salad, longganisa, ginataang tilapia, Carbonara, paella de mariscos, classic kare-kare, pork hamonado, whole fried chicken, Creamy Garden Treasure, and buko pandan or buko lychee for dessert, the report said.

After lunch, the participants will explore the wonders of Marikini shoes. Places include 40-foot-tall Marikit-Na statue within Marikina River Park; the 1930s Jesus de la Peña Chapel; Marikina’s Guinness Book of Record holding Gigantic Shoes; and the Book and Anthropology Museum.

Merienda will also be part of the trip, to be served at Pan de Americana which began as a bakery in the 1950s before eventually venturing into a restaurant business.

Assembly for the tour is 7 a.m. at the Forbes Park-Santuario de San Antonio Parish parking lot in Makati, with a tour fee of P1,600 for MFPI members and P1,800 for non-members, which already includes transportation, entrance fees and food. Expected time of departure from Marikina is 5 p.m.

Interested individuals who would like to avail of the tour may contact Elvie Magpayo at 0949-333-8211, 697-9509, 404-2685 or Mae de Leon at 0927-848-4680.


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