Toronto, 29 April – Philippine Consul General Orontes V. Castro and members of the Philippine press in Toronto joined the lunch crowd at Casa Manila to enjoy the three Kamayan feast sets that it offered as its prix fixe menu for the Filipino Restaurant Month 2022 (FRM 2022). The Kamayan Premium Mixed Set, Kamayan Premium Seafood Set and Kamayan Premium Vegan Set are served in Philippine crafted plates lined with banana leaves brimming with Filipino dishes, with each set easily able to satisfy even if shared by two or three diners.
Casa Manila’s Kamayan Premium Mixed Set includes chicken crackling chicharon, shrimp inasal skewer, grilled beef ribs or inihaw na baka, crispy pork belly or lechon kawali, BBQ chicken skewers, a choice between steamed or garlic rice, pickled cucumber, tomatoes and papaya slaw, with house made dipping sauces. Its Kamayan Premium Seafood Set has chicken crackling chicharon, shrimp inasal skewer, milkfish or daing na bangus (quarter cut), crispy baby squid or pritong pusit, coconut ginger vegetables, tropical vegetables with shrimp paste or pinakbet, a choice between steamed or garlic rice, pickled cucumber, tomatoes and papaya slaw, with house made dipping sauces. While the Kamayan Premium Vegan Set offers vegetable spring rolls or lumpia, BBQ tofu skewers, tofu and vegetable adobo, coconut ginger vegetables, vegan vegetable chopsuey, a choice between steamed or garlic rice, pickled cucumber, tomatoes and papaya slaw, with house made dipping sauces. Each of the Kamayan Premium Set is served with a choice of Casa Manila’s favorite desserts, the Ultimate Halo-Halo, Buko Pandan Con Hielo or Mais Con Hielo. A Kalamansi Mocktail is also served as beverage.
Proving that it’s more fun in the Philippines, the serving of each Kamayan Premiun Set at Casa Manila is accompanied by fanfare, with enthusiastic and rhythmic clapping of the Casa Manila service staff, which is usually headed by its Chef-Owner Mila Nabor-Cuachon. Another interesting fact is that Chef Cuachon was the Philippines’ representative to the Miss World Pageant held in London in 1980 after winning Miss World-Philippines. With Casa Manila, she now proudly represents Philippine cuisine in Canada and has faithfully done so for over a decade. Chef Mila shared that Casa Manila has bookings for their FRM 2022 prix fixe menu beyond the April Filipino Food Month. Consul General Castro noted with appreciation that majority of Casa Manila’s patron are locals or non-Filipinos. END—