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The 4th Filipino Food Festival took place in Vienna on August 24, 2019.
The event was held at SV Donau in Vienna’s 22nd District.
As participants slowly filtered into the event venue, they were greeted by various stalls of vendors paying a tribute to their Filipino heritage through their food offerings.
Other vendors focused on providing the sweet treats, such as ube and pandan bread pudding and various original ensaymadas, the food festival satisfied everyone’s sweet tooth.
From popular street food to varieties of Pares, Adobo, Sinigang, Pansit, pritong isda and a lot more, the festival is a feast to a wide range of tastes, not to mention an array of Filipino staple food rice cooked in different styles using unique ingredients, a profusion of meat, seafood and poultry dishes as well as sumptuous Filipino desserts.
The event is a also a celebration of the vibrant life of the Filipinos and showcases the connectivity of the country’s history to the rest of the world through the infusion of Malay, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish and American flavours in our food.
It is a known fact that food is an essential element of Filipino life and a highlight of celebrations and festivals across the Philippines.
All in all, the Filipino food festival provided a great opportunity for budding Pinoy businessess to showcase their culinary talents while giving the community a better look at Filipino cuisine and culture.
The event organizer, Ericson Oliva hopes to hold future bigger events and a bigger turnout.
The next Food Festival is scheduled at the same venue on September 7, 2019.
- Hector Pascua
- Pictures: Gabriele Pascua