There is no doubt that Filipino meals are one of the world’s best dishes which not only Filipinos themselves appreciate much likewise also by non-Filipinos who have tasted Filipino dishes. Thus, there is indeed no doubt that a simple Filipino Sinigang dish has make it on the list of Asia’s Best Menus on recently concluded 4th Miele Guide Gala Night held at Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore.
Miele Guide Gala Night is an event organized by the Miele Guide in Asia that will showcased restaurants in Asia that has best menus and that of course will be feature on the Miele Guide Book which the Miele Guide is. Yes, Miele Guide is as Wikipedia said, it is a regional guide book to all restaurants in Asia which can be useful for tourists who are seeking fine dining or good restaurants in Asia to dine. It showcased Top 20 restaurants in Asia aside from list of categorized restaurants in Asia in their annual book. The top 20 is judge base on online voting on their website and of course sample taste of the menus in a particular restaurant. And from this, the Filipinos’ Sinigang dish was included on this year’s Asia’s Best Menus on the Miele Guide Book. Actually, it is the “Beef Sinigang” cook by Filipino chef Antonio “Tonyboy” Escalante got the taste approval of the juries from his fine dining restaurant that bears his first name that is “Antonio’s Fine Dining”
His restaurant have already listed on the 2008 Top 20 restaurant in Asia on Miele Guide Book as one of the best restaurant in Asia landing at # 10 spot, thus making him one of the trusted and credible chef in the Philippines.
The beef siningang was described on the menu guide as “beef served in a sour tamarind and taro broth puree” or in Tagalog calling “Sinigang na Baka sa Sampalok at Gabi/gandos”.It is very common simple recipe or Filipino dish that every Filipino could cook won the taste of an international jury?; that is a big thing, but of course not only this delicious Filipino soup dish impress the judges but also the brilliance of Chef Antonio Escalante brings it on.
However, it is not only chef Escalante the only Filipino chef present in the latest Miele Guide Gala Night but also other Filipino chefs with their respective restaurants, namely, Restaurant Verbena in Tagaytay, Goose Station at The Fort, Steakhouse 22 Prime in Ortigas city, Circulo in Makati city,Alchemy and Indigo in Boracay, Abaca and The Gustavian in Cebu, Hill Station in Baguio city, Tatoy’s in Iloilo city, Alive! At the Farm in Batamgas city, and KaLui in Puerto Princesa.