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Obama to get a taste of Filipino food at state dinner

(The Philippine Star) - April 28, 2014 - 6:24pm

MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang released the menu for the state dinner in honor of United States President Barack Obama, who is in Manila for the final leg of his Asia tour.

The menu gives the 44th US president a taste of Filipino food, with most items using local ingredients.

The dishes include:

  • Lobster kilawin carpaccio, baby sprouts and fiddle fern with kalamansi jam (Kilawing ulang, pako at sarisaring talbos na may halayang kalamansi)
  • Seafood stew with river prawns, scallops and smoked mussels, sweet banana in rich tomato and coriander sauce (Pocherong lamang dagat na may suahe, scallops at tinapang tahong)
  • Red-dotted lapu-lapu with pili nut crust, pumpkin mash and local vegetables cooked in coconut milk (Lapu-lapu na may pili nut crust, nilupak na kalabasa at guinataang gulay)
  • Annato lemongrass marinated in US prime rib, pumpkin mash and Batangas farmed vegetables (US prime rib inasal, nilupak na kalabasa at samu't saring gulay mula sa Batangas)
  • Coconut lychee ice cream served with mango macapuno strudel (Buko lychee sorbetes na may mangga't macapunong napoleones)
  • Coffee or tea
The host country shoulders the costs of state dinners given in honor of visiting heads of state.

ANNATO BATANGAS BUKO COCONUT KILAWING LAPU MALACA POCHERONG STATE UNITED STATES PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA
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