The wackiest Filipino celebrity chef and Food & Drinks Asia regular Chef Boy Logro is back at the stage this year for more of his lipsmacking and business-friendly cuisine.
For the third day of Food & Drinks Asia 2019, Chef Boy teamed up with Chef Sheilla Lopez and shared their recipes on stage at the jampacked World Trade Center. They showed how to make Bicol Express Lumpia with Mango Salsa and Longganisa and Kesong Puti Crispy Rolls. Sounds yummy, right? Don’t worry, now you can make it at home! Check out the recipe below.
Bicol Express Lumpia with Green Mango Salsa
500g Pork Belly, cut into slices
1/4 cup Green Chili
1 cup Coconut Milk
1/3 cup Bagoong Alamang
3 tbsp Baguio Orchids Brand Pure Vegetable Oil
1 tbsp Garlic, finely chopped
3 tbsp Red Onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp Fish Sauce
1 cup All-Purpose Cream
1 pack Lumpia Wrapper
2 cups Baguio Orchids Brand Pure Vegetable Oil for frying
Green Mango Salsa
1 cup Green Mango, cut into small cubes
1/4 cup Tomatoes, cut into small cubes
1/4 cup Red Onion, cut into small cubes
1 tbsp Cilantro, chopped finely
1 tbsp brown sugar
- Using a medium sauce pan, sauté garlic and onions. Add pork and finger chili pepper. Sauté until pork starts to render fat and turn brown.
- Add shrimp paste, pour the coconut milk and cream. Stir until well combined.
- Add fish sauce and simmer on low heat, cook until pork is cooked and sauce is think. Once cooked, cool to room temperature.
- Place lumpia wrapper on a plate. Put a spoonful of the Bicol express mixture and roll the lumpia wrapper until sealed.
- Heat oil over medium heat and fry the lumpia until golden brown.
- Mix all the green mango salad ingredients and serve.
These rolls are perfect for a start-up business. And according to Chef Boy, Food & Drinks Asia 2019 is the ideal place to look for ideas for your business venture.
“If you are planning to put up your business, this is the best place to look into. So dapat pumunta sila dito,” Chef Boy shared.
“Unang-una, the set up. Marami kang matututunan, may mga nagde-demo. Marami kang makikita kung ano talaga ang gusto mong gawing business,” he explains. “Pangalawa, marami ka talagang mapapanood na nagde-demo. Mae-enlighten ka… You should come here if you want to learn something. Always look for something new.”
Chef Boy also shared that the most marketable food businesses often offer finger foods, grab-and-go items like sandwiches, and even mentioned a salad bar idea due to the public’s shift towards healthier lifestyles.
But Chef Boy insists that having your own business would be nothing without proper branding.
“Mahalaga pa rin yung pangalan,” he explains. “You have to create your own identity. The quality, the source, the originality. Sariling identity ng business.”
If you’re interested in opening your own business and want to be a better cook, Chef Logro’s Institute of Culinary and Kitchen Services (CLICKS) offers a six-month culinary diploma course that’s perfect for anyone aspiring to be a culinary professional.
Make sure to visit Food & Drinks Asia 2019 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. Halls are open until Sunday, Sept 8 at 6:00 p.m. Free online registration is still open for business owners, visit www.foodanddrinksasia.com.ph/visitors to know more!