Filipino art food Festival, a hit in California
Thousands celebrated Filipino art food and culture festival in the highly anticipated event in Long Beach, California.
Festival goers, not just Filipinos, were treated to sumptuous Pinoy dishes.
To be specific, they waited in line for full plates of pork and chicken adobo—where the meat is cooked slowly in vinegar, garlic, bay leaves and soy sauce—empanadas, halo-halo—a shaved iced sundae with layers of sweetened beans and evaporated milk, topped with ube ice cream made from a sweet purple yam commonly used in Filipino desserts—and ensaymada, a sweet bread traditionally topped with grated cheese, some which were stuffed with ube ice cream.
Aside from the food, attendees were also treated to a showcase of Filipino talent from various performers like rapper and lyricist Ruby Ibarra, DJ and vocalist Gingee and local outfit Bootleg Orchestra.
Bootleg Orchestra’s performance was one stop on their mini tour in support of the Stop the Killings Campaign by the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines, while Ibarra celebrated the release of Nothing On Us: Pinays Rising and the accompanying music video at the Roxie the following day.
Around 7,000 people attended the long-awaited event said Anthony Formoso, the festival’s executive director, in a report from Long Beach Post.