Mang Inasal delights international guests with Ihaw-Sarap treats in the 1st UN Tourism Forum

Mang Inasal, the Philippines’ Grill Expert, was among the food exhibitors in the first United Nations Tourism Regional Forum on Gastronomy Tourism for Asia and the Pacific hosted by the Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT). The event was held last June 26 at the Shangri-La Mactan Resort in Cebu City.

Organized by the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Basque Culinary Center, and the DOT, the Gastronomy Tourism Forum, had some four hundred (400) participants that included ministers from UN member-states, affiliate members, and tourism stakeholders from international organizations.

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In a statement, Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco said, “We strongly see food as a crucial element in enhancing the Philippine cultural experience.” Meanwhile, UNWTO said that “the First UN Tourism Regional Forum on Gastronomy Tourism for Asia and the Pacific aimed to serve as a platform to celebrate the power of gastronomy tourism and harness its transformative power for the benefit of local communities and the environment.”

During the forum, delegates were treated to a lunch themed “Tripping the Philippines” that featured different delicacies from the various regions of the country and Mang Inasal was the only restaurant brand that was featured in the exhibit.

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“We are grateful to DOT for giving Mang Inasal the opportunity to be part of this milestone event,” said Mang Inasal president Mike V. Castro. “And we made sure that our international guests would remember what Ihaw-Sarap (deliciously grilled) means to us by giving them our Solo Fiesta which is a pack filled with the best of Philippine flavors including our Chicken Inasal, Pork BBQ, Lumpiang Togue, Palabok and Java Rice.”

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