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TASTE of MANILA 2019: A UNIQUE GASTRONOMICAL EXPERIENCE for ALL

TASTE of MANILA 2019: A UNIQUE GASTRONOMICAL EXPERIENCE for ALL

TASTE OF MANILA 2019: A UNIQUE GASTRONOMICAL EXPERIENCE FOR ALL

By: Gin Aguilar

Now on its 5th year, the annual Taste of Manila, touted as the “largest Filipino street festival outside of the Philippines”, was celebrated last August 17-18, 2019. It is the ONLY Filipino street festival in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) conveniently located in North York, home of the largest area of concentration for Filipinos in Canada, also dubbed as “Little Manila”. The festival closes a portion of a major Toronto street – Bathurst Street – corner of Wilson Avenue. JCA LAW Office was lucky enough to join the festivities, experience the vibe and capture the heart-warming “Pinoy” moments.

The 2-day annual free event showcased the best of Filipino culture, giving everyone a chance to have a taste of yummy Filipino dishes and delicacies, savor the authentic Filipino culinary delights and witness the pool of Filipino talents via a 2 day star-studded show which includes Randy Santiago, Inigo Pascual, Jugs & Teddy, Billy Crawford and Pambansang Kolokoy to name a few, sponsored by TFC Canada.

The event was also graced by the Honourable Ahmed Hussen MP, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship for the Government of Canada. JCA Law Office CEO, Atty. Jake Aguilar, had the opportunity to have a light moment and exchange a few words with Minister Hussen.

Hundreds of Filipino food stalls joined the event and our very own Atty. JCA and digital marketing guru Mr. Ron Angeles had a chance to taste Eskinita’s Condenser (pork intestines) and Walkman (crispy pork ears), as well as Harina’s pandesal and other yummy delicacies.

Taste of Manila happens in Toronto during the month of August every summer, so make sure to mark your calendar for next year if you missed out this year’s festivities.

About The Author

Gin Aguilar

Evangeline, or more known as “Gin” to her family and close friends, is a Certified Public Accountant (Philippines) with more than 15 years of work experience in the field of Finance, Banking and Project Management. Prior to migrating to Toronto, Canada with her family in 2012, Gin was a Team Lead at Deutsche Bank (DB) Professional Shared Services in the Philippines for several years, which gave her the opportunity to be internationally trained at DB offices in Singapore, London, and New York. She worked for almost seven years as a Project Controller and Business Manager at Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) before eventually deciding to pursue her passion – to write and blog, and assist husband Jake in the day-to-day activities in JCA LAW office.

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