Editor’s note: Real California Milk Philippines collaborated with four Filipino chefs to whip up dishes using California dairy. Below is their press release.
U.S. dairy deliciousness is ready to be savored this holiday season. With just a few clicks, you can enter the world of The Dairy Kitchen by Real California Milk to choose mouthwatering dishes delivered to your doorstep.
The Dairy Kitchen by Real California Milk is a special online food delivery project from Real California Milk Philippines. Distinguished Filipino chefs were specially chosen to create dishes using products made with California dairy. California is the U.S.’s leading producer of milk, butter, ice cream, yogurt, and other dairy products, having some of the best dairy farms in the country.
If you’re ready to dig into some sumptuous creations, or if you’re working on finishing that Christmas gift list, then follow these talented chefs or their restaurants on social media.
Chef JV Bautista of Hogwings House of Griddle has stirred up his passion for fusion to create the 12-inch Goody Pizza and the 10-inch Porker Quesadilla. Goody Pizza is a thin-crust pizza topped with tomato sauce, olive oil, basil, orange cheddar, mozzarella, and Vigan longganisa. For the latter, he made soft flour tortillas nice and crisp and filled them with 8-hours slow-cooked pulled pork, pan-roasted peppers, and melted cheddar.
Meantime, Sourdough Café and Mono Wine Café’s Chef Alvin Ong has thought of the perfect food gifts. You might even want to order them for yourself. First up is the Solo Cheese Can, a ribboned graze box filled with two types of California cheeses, salami, jam, nuts, and other accoutrements. For a price, you can even add on a bottle of Italian wine.
There’s also the Cheese Fondue dip, made with California cheese, chorizo, and beer, that comes with a demi-baguette. Or try his Tirokroketes, Greek cheese croquettes made with California cheddar, mozzarella, and feta. This one comes with a yummy yogurt dip. Chef Alvin has also made a twist dubbed the Kwahsaimada, which are Filipino-inspired cronuts converted into ensaymada then topped with California cheddar.
Over at Ome Japanese Café, Chef Gerevic Orocio sought to deliver pleasurable Japanese dining with a touch of California dairy. He has created three dishes: Udon Carbonara, Japanese Omurice, and Chicken and Cheese Katsu. His unique take on carbonara features udon noodles with applewood-smoked bacon, poached egg, and homemade California milk ricotta. For the omurice, a creamy Japanese omelet is topped on chahan rice with California cheddar. His extraordinary katsu is made of chicken and California mozzarella fried in panko and served with homemade tonkatsu sauce and shredded cabbage.
As a bonus, Ome is giving away a Real California Milk thermal bag for a minimum order of P1,000 that includes any of these special dishes.
Chef Markus Patimo of Happy Tummies knows a lot about spreading happiness. For The Dairy Kitchen, he’s created two varieties of Stuffed Squash Blossoms. One is stuffed with orange cheddar and cream cheese and served with mixed berries compote, while another has cheesy pork filling served with plum sauce. His second offering is Cheese Bacon Scones, golden on the outside and tender and flaky inside, with cheddar cheese and bacon spread. Perfect for serving with some jam or cream cheese.
The Dairy Kitchen menu
Ready to order? Contact the participating chefs or their restaurants through their social media accounts.
Chef JV Bautista
- Goody Pizza (12″) (P249)
- Porker Quesadilla (10″) (P259)
Chef Alvin Ong
- Solo Cheese Can (P565 or P1,250 if upgraded with Italian wine)
- Cheese Fondue (P365)
- Tirokroketes (P385)
- Kwahsaimada (P395)
Chef Gerevic Orocio
- Udon Carbonara (P380)
- Japanese Omurice (P340)
- Chicken and Cheese Katsu (P320)
Chef Markus Patimo
- Stuffed Squash Blossoms (P130 for 8 pcs of Cheesy Pork with Plum Sauce; P150 for 8 pcs of Cheese with Mixed Berries Compote)
- Cheese Bacon Scones (P350 for 10 pcs)
Orders will be directly received and fulfilled by the chef. Deliveries are only possible within Metro Manila, and the indicated prices are exclusive of the delivery fee.
For more information, visit www.realcaliforniamilk.ph, or like and follow Real California Milk Philippines on Facebook and Instagram. The Dairy Kitchen by Real California Milk runs from October 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021. – Rappler.com
California dairy products like milk, cheese, ice cream, and drinkable yogurt are available in supermarkets, delis, specialty stores, and membership shopping outlets nationwide. Always look for the Real California Milk seal for top-quality dairy.