Pinoy chefs win big at Soy Sauce cooking contest in Tokyo
A Pinay chef recently bagged the grand prize award at a cooking contest held in celebration of Soy Sauce Day in Tokyo, Japan.
Apart from the Pinay chef, another Pinoy, along with a Canadian woman, took home the during a soy sauce cooking contest,
in which non-Japanese participants showcased 75 dishes created with soy sauce, at a Tokyo hotel on Sept. 30, one day before Soy Sauce Day, Japan Times reported.
Japan Soy Sauce Association spearheaded the event to commemorate Soy Sauce Day.
Japan-based Clair Ocampo, a Filipino woman living in Saitama Prefecture, bagged the top prize for exhibiting her skills in cooking her specialty,
“Pork back ribs adobo and banana with burned brown sugar,” during the eighth Soy Sauce Recipe & Story Contest.
“I have loved adobo since my childhood. I used soy sauce and brown sugar to better bring out the pork’s flavor. Also, to give it an interesting taste,
I used hakkaku spice and laurel leaves. My dish is unique and original,” Ocampo told Japan Times.
Another Pinoy, Justin De Jesus, also based in Saitama, cooked “Philippine beef steak, with a yuzu citrus and soy sauce flavor”.