Quarantine Brought Out Creativity of Hapag’s Chefs


Through the enhanced neighborhood quarantine (ECQ), Hapag Cooks Kevin Navoa, Thirdy Dolatre, and Kevin Villarica had quite a lot of free time on their arms which enabled them to give you extra flavorful and thrilling new dishes.

In Could, they rolled out ‘Hapag sa Inyong Hapag’ meal kits that their clients can take pleasure in with minimal preparation necessities and reheating time. They arrive in varied fashionable dishes resembling Hen Inasal, Kare-Kare ni Lola V., and Warek Warek.

After a couple of days, they started to supply Hapag Household Meals. These ready-to-eat meals objects grew to become the cooks’ artistic avenue, as they had been capable of collaborate with different cooks in arising with new dishes.

“The primary menu was protected, and we made certain that it was acquainted,” says Chef Thirdy. “The second is extra daring, technique-driven, and we went deeper into Filipino tradition and delicacies whereas sustaining the essence of Filipino flavors,” he added.

Flavors from the areas

The brand new additions to Hapag’s menu are noticeably extra regional in comparison with their earlier dishes.

Take, for instance, the dish Kambing Luzviminda.

“Goat is closely utilized in provinces however right here in Manila, it’s seldom utilized in eating places. There’s a false impression that kambing isn’t as tasty as different frequent proteins like pork, hen, and beef. Hopefully, the dish can change folks’s false impression, “Chef Kevin explains.

Other than the brand new dishes, in addition they launched a dairy-free ice cream made with black banana, Auro chocolate nibs, and Benguet espresso oil, amongst different components.

This can be a prelude to the ice cream line that the trio can be launching within the coming days.  The primary three preliminary flavors of this ice cream line are champorado at tuyo, banana cue, and espasol.

“The pandemic pressured us to think about different merchandise to promote.  We realized that ice cream is one thing that may be simply appreciated and might deliver consolation. We developed flavors which can be very Filipino however totally different from the frequent sorbetes,” Chef Thirdy mentioned.


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