I love cheese, and am amazed at how our native Filipino dishes can be made even more special with its addition. Like the Kesong kesong Ambugong dish from the town of Altavas, Aklan (pictured above). Delectable biko (rice cake) is sandwiched between with coco jam and cheese in what looks like a very irresistible pairing.
How about the Special Suman con Quezo of Tuao, Cagayan in the far North? Our local delicacy made of glutinous rice is made even more exciting with the surprise addition of cheese inside the rice cake.
The two delicacies are just among the 100 cheese-based dishes from 100 towns all over the Philippines’ vying for Eden’s Sarap ng Pasko: 100 Days of Christmas. The contest, which was launched last September 4, paves the way for the country’s longest Christmas celebration and ends with the announcement of winners on the first Sunday of January 2011.
For more information, log on to the Eden: Sarap ng Pasko website and take a look at each town’s cheese-based creations.
To vote for your favorite town, buy one Eden 35g, 180g or 500g pack at any supermarkets, public market stalls, groceries, convenience stores or sari sari stores nationwide.
Write the following information on a piece of paper attached to one (1) empty pack Eden pack size:
a. Name of Favorite Featured Town
b. Name of Eden Dish for that Town
e. Complete Address
f. Contact Numbers
Submit entries at drop boxes within participating towns or mail entries to :
Prime Cast Event Concepts Plus, Inc.
Lower Ground Level, Grayline Ventures Building,
14 Arayat St. Boni, Mandaluyong City
ABS CBN Foundation Inc.
ELJ Communications Building
Mother Ignacia St. Quezon City
Deadline for Submission of Entries is on December 2, 2010.
The winning town will receive P2 million worth of prizes, while the winning home partner will get P100,000.