The World Street Food Congress (WSFC) is upon us! Ten countries will be representing their cuisines via the humblest and most organic way—street food! One of the world's most anticipated food festivals, it begins in Manila today and features chefs from other countries. Based on the photos we've seen so far on social media, WSFC is hawker haven!
Spot.ph's favorite food guru JJ Yulo shares with us the 411 plus some tips on how to make the most out of this spectacular food event.
1) It’s being held here in Manila for the first time mainly because the country is now being recognized as a culinary destination. If that isn’t a good omen for our food scene, I don’t know what is. (Editor's Note: The Philippines is also playing host to another important global food event, Madrid Fusion, until 2019.)
2) The brains behind the World Street Food Congress is none other than Mr. KF Seetoh, godfather of Singapore's hawker culture. This gentleman is holding the torch on high not just for Singaporean street food, but for street food around the globe and the opportunities it can present if done well. He deserves a three-isaw salute!
3) The Street Food Congress Dialogues are not free. There is a fee that covers their costs, but don’t you worry—it’s very well worth it!
4) There are some great speakers from all over the place who will talk about everything—from the importance of preserving culinary heritage, of innovation and evolution, and of making a decent living serving food that doesn't have to be on fancy linen inside fancy, imposing rooms.
5) The OGs of food are going to grace us with their presence, like Thai Iron Chef Ian Kittichai and renowned Indonesian food personality William Wongso.
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Minor edits have been made by the FHM.com.ph editors.
Photos from WSFC's official Facebook page