We Are Bringing Filipino Food To Hong Kong on July 13 & 14– Our First Cross Cultures Event Overseas!

My events platform Cross Cultures has had the privilege of bringing and collaborating with some of the best chefs and food movements from around the world, in the Philippines. This time, it’s reverse– we are bringing Filipino food overseas– and first stop, is HONG KONG!

 On July 13 & 14, we will be having a Filipino feast at the just-opened 42nd Davis in Kennedy Town (trivia: it is owned by Pinoys!) featuring Hong Kong-based Filipino chefs, Jimlie Catapang of Linguini Fini, Jerome Santos of Rocco’s Pizzeria, and host chefs Roy San Antonio and Roy Ocampo of 42nd Davis. They will be cooking sisig, chicken inasal, inihaw na pusit, pinakbet, and lots more! Cocktails will be crafted by award-winning mixologist Joe Villanueva, using Philippine liqueur: Paradise Mango Rum, Manille de Calamansi, and Amadeo Coffee.

42nd Davis Restaurant, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
The newly opened 42nd Davis in Kennedy Town is owned by chefs Roy San Antonio and Roy Ocampo. This will be our venue for our first Cross Cultures Hong Kong event :)
Roy San Antonio- 42nd Davis Hong Kong, Roy Ocampo- 42nd Davis Hong Kong, Jimlie Catapang- Linguini Fini Hong Kong, Jerome Santos- Rocco's Pizzeria Hong Kong
Our cast of Hong Kong-based Filipino chefs: Counterclockwise from Top: Roy San Antonio (42nd Davis), Roy Ocampo (42nd Davis), Jerome Santos (Rocco’s Pizzeria), Jimlie Catapang (Linguini Fini)
Chicken Inasal Wings by Jimlie Catapang of Linguini Fini
A sneak peek at some of our appetizers: Chicken Inasal Wings by Jimlie Catapang of Linguini Fini
Inihaw na Pusit or Grilled Squid by Roy San Antonio of 42nd Davis
More appetizers sneak peek: Inihaw na Pusit or Grilled Squid by Roy San Antonio of 42nd Davis
Cocktails will also be crafted using Philippine liqueur like Manille de Calamansi, among others. (Photo courtesy of Destileria Limtuaco)

Guests are also in for a very special treat from the Philippines’ lechon diva, Dedet Dela Fuente of Pepita’s Kitchen, whose truffle rice stuffed suckling pig has received accolades from CNN International, Forbes.com, The Guardian UK and most recently, Adam Richman of popular TV show, “Man vs. Food,” who described it as ,Lechon with the most decadent crispy skin stuffed with truffle rice.”

Dedet dela Fuente- Pepita's Kitchen- Cross Cultures Hong Kong Pop-Up- Lechon with Truffle Rice and Super Suman
The Philippines’ lechon queen, Dedet dela Fuente of Pepita’s Kitchen will showcase her signature lechon stuffed with truffle rice, and Super Suman for two nights at our Cross Cultures Hong Kong event

Eight fabulous courses + cocktails + special handcrafted truffles from Manila Chocolatier for only HKD588 + 10% service charge. Cocktails begin at 7PM and dinner at 7:30PM. Reservations can be made at crossculturesbycheryltiu@gmail.com and from there payment details will be sent.

The event is in partnership with I-Remit, Inc., the largest non-bank, Filipino-owned remittance company, and Destileria Limtuaco & Co,. Inc., the oldest distillery in the Philippines. It is supported by Forks & Spoons, Hong Kong’s leading F&B consultancy group, Manila Chocolatier, premier handcrafted truffles, and Mini Hotel.

Here’s the full menu to whet your appetite. Make sure to book your seats ASAP as they are running fast. See you then! XX (Visit our Facebook page HERE and our Instagram page HERE for more information and photos!)

Cross Cultures by Cheryl Tiu

A Filipino Feast Menu (July 13 & 14)

Memz Premium Pork Chicharon

Jimlie Catapang |Linguini Fini

Chicken Wings Inasal

Organic Beef Tapa, Pickled Radish “Atchara” and Quail Egg

Jerome Santos | Rocco’s Pizzeria

Ginataang Alimasag (Crabs cooked in Coconut Milk)

Sisig in Phyllo with Calamansi Aioli

Roy San Antonio | 42nd Davis

Inihaw na Pusit (Grilled Squid) with Tomato Mango Salsa and Toyomansi (Soy Sauce with Calamansi Juice)

Roy Ocampo | 42nd Davis

Pinakbet (Mixed Vegetables Stew) with Homemade Bagoong

Dedet de la Fuente | Pepita’s Kitchen

Pepita’s Kitchen signature Lechon with Truffle Rice

Super Suman

Manila Chocolatier Pralines

White chocolate with sampaguita-infused dark chocolate ganache

Milk chocolate with ube (purple yam) ganache

Cocktails by Joe Villanueva

Pinoy’s Cup

Manille Liqueur de Calamansi, lemon juice, carbonated salabat

Tropical Quencher

Paradise Mango Rum, mint, lime, pineapple syrup, pilsner beer

Flan de Kape

Amadeo Coffee Liqueur, Very Old Captain Rum, Joe’s leche flan