Mabuhay Nights – Tamis Alat Asim
Photography: Louie Pelaez
Dessert Connoisseurs underwent an explosion of the senses as they travelled through an epicurean journey of Tamis Alat Asim (English form: Sweet Salty Sour) with the highly talented Executive Pastry Chef Miko Aspiras. With his signature quirkiness, Sydney feasted on glorious colours and elements that connected us to his Filipino Heritage and the complexity of Filipino flavours. This dessert dinner held on Monday 23rd September 2019 at Ovo Boteco Potts Point was like nothing ever before done as the The Ma-PILIng almusal and Halo Halo was presented in the most glamorous ways possible.
In partnership with Manila St (Sydney) and Filo Artisan Trade (Melbourne) The Filipino Food Movement Australia is very proud to have hosted Chef Miko Aspiras for his first ever Australian event.
Executive Pastry Chef Miko Aspiras is one of the Philippines most honoured Pastry Chefs – with over eleven years’ experience he has gained notoriety in achievements such as Tatler Philippines Best Pastry Chef 2018, Semi-Finalist at the Valrhona C3 Asia Pacific 2018, Forbes Asia Magazine 30 under 30 most influential 2018, World Gourmet Summit 2016, Featured Speaker at Madrid Fusion 2016 and ESQUIRE Magazine Philippines Chef Of The Year 2015. In 2016, he was the Featured Speaker and lecturer at the Madrid Fusion 2016 while also consulting for Philippine Airlines. Miko has held esteemed roles at Edsa Shangri la, Resorts World Manila, Raffles Fairmont Makati and he now brings his wealth of knowledge and experience to the Hilton, Sydney as Executive Pastry Chef. He also remains consulting ambassador to the Tasteless Food Group (Philippines).
Filipinos find "Dirty Ice Cream" to be their comfort in the Philippine heat situated along the busy streets of the city or your neighbourhood. The Manila St. story has humble beginnings starting early 2019 by a Filipino Born Chef raised by the Manila hustle and struggle, by word of mouth has now transformed into Australia’s Only Small Batch Mamang Sorbetero. Churning in the heart of Sydney, every batch of street inspired flavours is thoughtfully crafted with fresh, natural ingredients made to match. Passed on from their kitchen to yours in sustainable containers, giving you a taste of the Philippine streets.
Filo Artisan Trade - Chris Uson
Filipino Born Chris Uson with a background in Electronics Engineering migrated to Melbourne in 2007 along with his beautiful wife Jean. Early 2019 Filo Artisan Trade was born, importing high-quality Philippine products with the main focus on cacao and coconut based products showcasing the “Premium 7” export ingredients. Filo Artisan Trade stocks brands such as Auro Chocolates, Malagos Chocolate, Buko Foods PH, Rosarios Chocolates, Theo and Philo Artisan Chocolates and Cacao Culture Farms. Chris also part owns a native restaurant in Davao “Maa To Ro” while also cultivating a farm in Samal Island named “Three Point Seven Acres” for future Agritourism development.