Wednesday, October 12, 2016


So it's been a year.

Skip to Malou's Kamayan Night turns one! Yes 14 epic dining events.  (12 in STL, one- and the biggest,  in LA and another in Las Vegas). What a fun culinary adventure it was.

Kamayan is a tagalog term that  comes from the root word "kamay" which means hands.  So it literally means eating with hands.  It is a communal feast where the food is laid on a long table (around 30 guests) draped with banana leaves.

So if you're wondering where I've been after more than a year of not writing on this blog, it's because I've been busy doing Kamayan Feasts and not to mention my brunch and dinner pop-ups here in St. Louis as well.

I enjoy (although challenging) creating Kamayan spreads every month.  Every month I usually have themes and draw inspirations from them  But I believe the success lies on the incredible support of family and friends especially here in St. Louis.  I cannot thank them enough for their unwavering support. . And of course I have to mention to the owners of Hiro Asian Kitchen (the monthly venue) Bernie and Sui and to the whole Hiro Team for allowing me to grow in my culinary career exponentially❤️❤️❤️

Here are the beautiful faces and some food photos that made Skip to Malou's Kamayan Dinner series incredibly fab!

And oh btw, the next one will be on October 18.  Here's the link to join:

Kamayan Round 1

Kamayan Round 2

the brave souls who partook on the balut challenge
hmmm yes bragging point: It got me an award!!!

ding ding ding ding!!! we have a winner: Sean Johnson, who never missed any Kamayan dinner!

and the runners up
two words: spam fries
The regulars who were clad in a Filipino Barong during the first year anniversary.

I have this incredible feeling of satisfaction giving joy and excitement to people in the context of food. Thank you so much to y'all!

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