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CHOW BUZZ | 2nd World Street Food Congress in Singapore presents Pepita’s Lechon, Bale Dutung’s Sisig, and Chef Paul Qui’s food truck

Filipino food gets the spotlight at the 2nd World Food Congress in Singapore, April 8 to 12, 2015. In photo, clockwise from top left: Pepita's lechon, Bale Datung's sisig, and Chef Paul Qui. Chow Buzz photo for InterAksyon.com.

Filipino food gets the spotlight at the 2nd World Food Congress in Singapore, April 8 to 12, 2015. In photo, clockwise from top left: Pepita’s lechon, Bale Datung’s sisig, and Chef Paul Qui. Chow Buzz photo for InterAksyon.com.

The 2nd World Street Food Congress and Jamboree organized by Makasuntra, a Singapore-based food promotion company, will have street food masters from 12 cities around the globe setting up around 23 stalls of delicious food from April 8 to 12 this year.

This second edition of the international street food festival carries the theme “Engage, Empower, Enterprise.” It aims to create opportunities for like-minded individuals to connect and establish worldwide partnerships that will enable street food culture to grow.

Two local Philippine vendors, Pepita’s Lechon and Bale Dutung’s Sisig, were handpicked to participate in this prestigious event and are now in Singapore to represent Philippine cuisine with their own delish interpretations of classic local favorites.

Dedet dela Fuente (in photo, extreme right) of Pepita's Lechon and her team strike a pose with Makasuntra founder KF Seetoh. Chow Buzz photo for InterAksyon.com.

Dedet dela Fuente (in photo, extreme right) of Pepita’s Lechon and her team strike a pose with Makasuntra founder KF Seetoh, Singapore’s eminent master of local street food. Chow Buzz photo for InterAksyon.com.

The long queue at Pepita's Lechon's station at the World Street Food Congress in Singapore, April 8 to 12, 2015. Photo courtesy of Pepita's Lechon.

The long queue at Pepita’s Lechon’s station at the World Street Food Congress in Singapore, April 8 to 12, 2015. Photo courtesy of Pepita’s Lechon.

Dedet de la Fuente of Pepita’s Lechon will be serving individual tasting portions of its best-selling Truffled White Rice-Stuffed Lechon  while Chef Claude Tayag and son Nico will be serving tasting portions of their really good version of sisig in fried wonton cups.

Chef Claude Tayag, photographed in his Down Town Cafe in Pampanga. Chow Buzz photo for InterAksyon.com.

Chef Claude Tayag, photographed in his Down Town Cafe in Pampanga. Chow Buzz photo for InterAksyon.com.

Bale Datung's Sisig in Wonton Cups. Chow Buzz photo for Interaksyon.com.

Bale Datung’s Sisig in Wonton Cups. Chow Buzz photo for Interaksyon.com.

Flipino born and US-based Chef Paul Qui, a Top Chef winner, will also be at the World Street Food Congress both as a speaker for the Dialogue-Hackathon Session on April 8 and 9, and as a participant in the Food Jamboree through his food truck that will be serving his version of Crispy Inasal Tacos and kinilaw.

Paul won the Top Chef S9 contest with his street food fare and never went back to his fine dining ways after that; he now runs a string of food trucks and catering houses including his East Side King Restaurant.

The World Street Food Jamboree is open to the public at the open field opposite Bugis Junction (by Tan Quee Land Street) from 5 p.m. on weekdays and from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Prices from S$4.50 and up. Full menu at www.wsfcongress.com.

 

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