3rd Batangas Food Festival Celebration at Matabungkay Beach Hotel

Ber months (October- December) in the Philippines is synonymous with the holiday or festive season for Filipinos and the best way to celebrate the former is to rekindle, revive and indulge on traditional Filipino cuisines made by renowned homegrown Chefs from different provinces in the Philippines.

In the Province of Batangas, Philippines, Matabungkay Beach Hotel celebrated the 3rd Batangas Food Festival last October 28, 2017, along with their 35th year anniversary.

Batangas Food Festival started in Matabungkay  Beach Hotel with the aim of promoting local Batangas dishes that are either cooked traditionally or used with a variety of cooking techniques that result to innovative Batangas cuisines.

This year, Batangas Food Festival featured 30 Batangas dishes and five(5) concoctions made by homegrown Batangas Chefs – Chef Jaja Andal of Balayan, Matabungkay Beach Hotel Executive Chef Ricardo Dino Jr. of Calatagan and Adobo Queen Nancy Reyes- Lumen.

Matabungkay Beach Hotel Executives, Chefs and prominent family representative of Batangas.

Chef Jaja Andal created appetizers, entrée, and desserts by mixing various cooking techniques that innovated the traditional Batangas dish that we grew up with.  She prepared her own versions of Paella, Ala-Ella Halaan and Ala-Ella Dinuguan. The former is the combination of Halaan or  Clam Soup and Paella while the latter is Dinuguan and Paella. She also prepared desserts like the must try La Jajingka Bibingka which is a Bibingka that looks like and has the same texture as leche flan and Tablea at Jacobina.

Ala-Ella Halaan

Ala-Ella Dinuguan
La Jajingka Bibingka
Tablea at Jacobina

On the other hand, Chef Ricardo Dino Jr., impart the importance of slow cooking and prolonged simmers in making Batangas cuisines.  Slow cooking and long simmer are widely practiced in Batangas because it enables the dish to emit its inviting aroma and flavors. Chef Dino prepared dishes like Inihaw na Bias, Kinamatisang Bulalo and shared his expertise in cooking Baby Squid Salpicao.

Baby Squid Salpicao.

Adobo Queen, Nancy Reyes-Lumen showcased her detectable adobo recipes by letting the public taste her Rodrigo’s Roast and Crispy Adobong Manok sa Kapeng Barako.

Crispy Adobong Manok sa Kapeng Barako

Along with the dishes served by the Chefs are the  dishes made from  the recipes of prominent families in the province of Batangas such as Lomi ng Lipa by Daza Family of Lipa, Pesang Maya-Maya with Ginisang Kamatis at Miso by Limjoco Family of Lian, Sinampalukang Manok by Poblador Family of Balibago, Sinaing na Tulingan sa Gata by Leviste Family of Batangas City, Pinais na Baboy by Lontoc Family of Taal, Menudo Batangas by Andal Family of Balayan, and  Klasik Kaldereta by Segismundo Family of Lipa. Some of the families also shared their secrets, experiences and future plans for Batangas cuisines.

Pinais na Baboy by Lontoc Family

Lomi ng Lipa by Daza Family

Five (5) concoctions that showcase some Batangas products where also served at the 3rd Batangas Food Festival. This concoction includes Moringamansi which is a combination of Moringa and Calamansi, Ala-Eh Mojito or Mojito with Siling Labuyo, Creamy Buko, Barakotini Martini which is a combination of Batangas well-known product Kapeng Barako and Martini and Blue-ya or Ginger Blue.

(From left to right) Barakotini Martini, Moringamansi, Blue-ya, Creamy Buko and Ala-Eh Mojito 
All-time favorite Batangas delicacy and products like Atsara, Balayan Patis and Bagoong,  Kapeng Barako and Tablea were also featured at the 3rd Batangas Food Festival.

Balayan Patis, Tablea, Balayan Bagoong, Kapeng Barako and Atsara.
To enable the public to savor the delectable dishes and cocktails at the recently concluded 3rd Batangas Food Festival, Matabungkasy Beach Hotel will include the dishes and cocktails on their menu starting this November until December 2017.

To try the dishes and cocktails featured on the 3rd Batangas Food Festival, you may visit Matabungkay Beach Hotel at:

Matabungkay Beach Hotel

Brgy. Matabungkay, Lian, Batangas, Philippines
Mobile: (63) 917 834 1269
To know more about the 3rd Batangas Food Festival and Matabungkay Beach Hotel, you may visit the following website and social media accounts:



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