Tapa is one of those things that I love but I don't always order because most of the restaurants do not know how to cook it right. It is almost always hard to chew and not tasty enough. Thankfully, my Mom cooks a mean tapa and there are a few choice restaurants where you can enjoy tapa and these restaurants have all combined forces along with Unilever Food Solutions to try and break the record for serving the most number of dishes of tapa in one day.
Tapa, when marinated thoroughly with soy sauce and other seasonings prior to drying gives it more taste. It is a favorite and signature dish, one that is served a lot to guests and foreigners to show off the mad skills of a Filipino.
In this event, UFS along with 10 chefs across the metro were tasked to create ten dishes each involving tapa. The different tapa dishes featured different tastes, textures,and even inspirations that went beyond the imagination such as the Tapa Cheesecake and Tapa Chicharon as well as Tapa Flakes. My favorite though was the Tapa Unaji Roll. It was heaven in every bite. I ate 10pcs of this. It was just so good.
The 10 chefs who made this a success are:
- Chef Abigail Martinez-Aluning
- Chef Christian Carpio
- Chef Christopher Alarilla Bautista
- Chef Demerlito Tulaylay
- Chef Jospeh Ventura
- Chef Monicca Nocido-Dechavez
- Chef Sabrina Chu Gan
- Chef Sonny Mariano
- Chef Timothy Neil Abejuela
- Chef Mikel Francis Zaguirre