DoubleDragon unveils culinary, heritage ‘village’
Property developer DoubleDragon Properties Corp. is set to unveil today Islas Pinas, a new Filipino culinary and heritage village developed in collaboration with celebrity chef Margarita Fores, as the centerpiece of its maiden office development DoubleDragon Plaza.
With a seating capacity of over 700 seats in a 2,500-square-meter retail space, Islas Pinas is touted as the place “to give visitors a taste of the best that the Philippines has to offer.”
“DoubleDragon has always believed in embarking on projects with relevance. We believe Islas Pinas will be a landmark in the country, and will showcase the diversity not only of our cuisine and handicrafts but also our landscape and architecture brought about by the rich heritage and culture of the country,” DoubleDragon’s chief investment officer Hannah Yulo said in a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange.
Fores, cited as “Asia’s Best Female Chef of 2016” by Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards, entered this collaboration as part of an advocacy to bring Filipino cuisine to global prominence.
The food segment of the heritage village features the following outlets:
•“Sinag” (ray of light), which will offer all-day Filipino breakfast favorites like “Tapsilog” (tapa or salted beef, “sinangag” or fried rice and “itlog” or egg) and Batchoy, an Ilonggo noodle soup with pork offal, crushed pork cracklings and beef loin.
•“Alamat” (legend) which will tell the story of the different regions of the Philippines through the signature dishes of these places.
•“Bilao,” where comfort snacks like “pansit” (fried noodles) and “puto” (rice cakes) will be served.
•“Panaderya,” which will offer neighborhood bakery favorites such “pan de sal.”
•“Tusok-tusok,” which will offer urban street food finds like barbecue on stick, “isaw” (grilled chicken intestine) and “kwek-kwek” (fried quail eggs) alongside iconic Filipino food like “balut” and taho.
•“Panulak,” where “samalamig” (cold drinks with different flavors) will be available.
•“Pampang” (shore) which will allow guests to enjoy chosen fresh catch cooked to their preference.
“Because of the ideal location of DoubleDragon Plaza at DD Meridian Park—our close proximity to the airport and being only about five minutes away from Naia Expressway—we believe Islas Pinas will become a must visit stopover for both domestic and international tourists visiting the capital,” DoubleDragon chair Edgar Injap Sia II said.
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