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Ilocos Sur highlights Street food Festival in Tourism month celebration

Feb 22, 2017 Written by  PIO Read 975 times
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Vigan city- Food enthusiasts taste different famous variety of street foods as Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur highlights street food festival during the celebration of Tourism Month. Street food has been a favourite of almost Filipino, this leads the Provincial Tourism office in featuring street foods in the celebration of tourism month in the province. The tasty, easily available and comforting street food was all set along the Encarnacion Street at the Heritage City. Isaw (chicken or pig’s intestine), Betamax (steamed blood), kwek-kwek (quail egg), biko-biko (rice cake), and adidas (chicken feet) are some of the famous street foods serve by the exhibitors. The food was safe and hygienically prepared to ensure everyone’s health. “We serve street foods but we observe proper handling and we make sure that our exhibitor has their health permits.” Mr. Ryan Astom added. The festival makes more enjoyable through the audience participation in kwek-kwek and one day old chicken eating contest. Performers from Manila also entertain the audience by rendering lively music. “Street food serves as a comfort food for almost Filipino and most of us, if we go to a certain place always first thing that comes in our mind is to look for the place where we can eat delicious street foods, these leads us for conceptualizing Street food festival”. Gov. Ryan express. The Provincial Tourism Office also conducts extemporaneous tour guiding and bicentennial logo making contest. 1st place Jayson Frado received seven thousand pesos, 2nd place Edwin Sarona received five thousand pesos, and 3rd place John Paul Ragandap received three thousand pesos in tour guiding contest. 1st place Jayson Manuel received twenty thousand, 2nd place Canfon Mark Cadaydayen received fifteen thousand and 3rd place Aubrey Terry received ten thousand pesos in Bicentennial logo making contest. Meanwhile, Ilocos Sur will celebrate its 200 years of independence since the big Ylocos Province on the Spanish period was separated as a province from Ilocos Norte in the year 1818.

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