Participants in the Panlasang Pinoy cooking competition can now brush up on their recipes after organizers announced the set menu.
United Filipino Organization president Annamae Adaza said yesterday that amateur and professional cooks who want to join the contest will have to prepare shrimp and fish combination for their main dish, crispy kangkong fritters for appetizer, pork sinigang for soup, ensalada for salad, and heart-shaped banana or taro-based dessert.
Adaza said they are still looking for more contestants in the culinary challenge, adding that the $25 registration fee will be waived for event vendors who want to join the competition.
“It's time to show the cooking skills and talents of Filipinos,” she said.
Panlasang Pinoy is one of the highlights of Pusong Pinoy 2013, UFO's signature Valentine event on Feb. 17, Sunday, at the Garapan Fishing Base.
Another highlight is the Ms. Pusong Pinoy beauty pageant, which Adaza said has brought in nine candidates. This contest is open to young ladies 15 to 21 years old who will vie for the coveted crown, cash prizes, and other gifts.
Adaza said that slots are still open for other contests, including the duet singing contest and group and individual dance competitions.
UFO affiliate Triskelion Group will be conducting free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings while Hardt Eye Clinic will offer free vision screening. Adaza disclosed that they are still waiting for confirmation from the Division of Public Health, which plans to offer flu shots to the public.
The president added that they have yet to hear whether or not the Philippine Consulate General in Guam will conduct mobile consular services during the festivities.
Meanwhile, UFO continues to seek monetary or in-kind donations for prizes and medical supplies that will be used at the Valentine event.
“Any donation will go a long way and all donors will be acknowledged during the event,” said Adaza.
For more information about the cooking contest, contact Marlon Regaton at 789-4600; for singing and dance contests, Olive Yana at 989-9823; for Ms. Pusong Pinoy, contact Lyn Deazeta at 989-3845, Bok Enano at 287-9756 or Joel Vallega at 898-1721; for donations, call or text Adaza at 483-5237 or Mario Mayuga at 285-1021.