The Philippine Embassy in Brasilia participated in the “First AOLA Gastronomic Festival” organized by Asia-Oceania Ladies’ Association of Brasilia (AOLA) at the Clube Cota Mill in Lago Sul, Brasilia. AOLA is composed of the female diplomats and ladies at the Embassies of the Asia and Pacific region. Fourteen diplomatic missions, together with two companies representing the Brazil group, participated in the festival.
The primary objective of the food festival was to promote the various cuisines from the region. Also showcased were various types of handicrafts from the participating countries. Proceeds from all sales went to charity.
The Philippine Embassy set up two separate booths for food and handicrafts, respectively. The Philippine Food booth featured favorite Filipino dishes like chicken adobo, pancit bihon, vegetable lumpia, turon, sapin-sapin, halo-halo and buko pandan. The thirst-quenching buko pandan became a runaway hit among bazaar-revelers.
The Philippine Goods booth showcased mango rums, fresh water pearl jewelry, jewelry boxes wrapped in traditional sinamay, bag organizers, buntal coin purses and native umbrellas. The mango rums and pearl jewelry were also a hot commodity at the event.
As with other bazaars participated in by the Embassy, tourism materials and brochures on how to do business in the Philippines were distributed to the guests.
Overall, the event once again helped to make the Philippines more widely known to the Latin American people, in line with the Embassy’s goal to bring the Philippines closer to the eyes, ears and hearts of the people in this part of the world.
Source: www.dfa.gov.ph Date accessed: 07 October 2016