Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Foodies from all over the world and who’s who in the Asian food industry will unite at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig from April 20 to 24 for the World Street Food Congress (WSFC).
For the first time in three years, the WSFC event will be held outside Singapore, and the Philippines has been chosen to be the foodie ground this 2016.
The WSFC was created by street food maven and Makansutra food guide founder KF Seetoh in 2013 to make Asian heritage street food culture known to the world and at the same time preserve the treasure. It also looks into how the country’s unique food culture can bring about culinary tourism.
Breakdown: What to expect
The five-day WSFC event will have three segments to discuss, celebrate, and recognize the best in the field of street food.
The World Street Food Jamboree
When and where: Federacion Drive and 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City from April 20 to 24 (Wednesday to Sunday)
What: This is where all the eating will happen.
A total of 24 quality hawker food stalls by top street food chefs from the Philippines, India, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand, and U.S. will feed foodies during the five-day street food feasting festival.
Entrance to the food jamboree is for free. The prices of the food will be from P200 onwards.
WSFC is yet to release the official operating hours of the food jamboree.
The World Street Food Dialogue
When and where: 7th Avenue and 25th Street, Bonifacio Global City from April 20 and 21
What: Influential food-related personalities and bloggers from Asia will share their insights on this year’s WSFC theme, “The Comforting Flavours of Home.”
Included in the line-up are KF Seetoh himself, The Bourdain Market founder Stephen Werther, and more.
Filipino blogger Anton Diaz, the man behind Our Awesome Planet, also revealed he is included in the lineup, plus Masterchef Asia first season winner Woo Wai Leong, and award-winning chef and TV personality Ian Kittichai.
The event organizers are announcing more speakers soon.
Tickets are on sale on the WSFC website.
The World Street Food Awards
What: The WSFC Awards Committee, made up of culinary travelers and partners and advisors, will name the Best 20 Street Food Masters, Best Street Food City, Best Street Food Concept/Restaurant, Best Writer/Commentator/Blogger, and Best Publication.
When: The winners will be announced shortly after the World Street Food Congress.
Source: CNN Philippines