DUMAGUETE CITY,  Oct. 27 (PIA) –The Pinaisang Pasayan sa Kolo with kolo sauce recipe of Tanjay City in NegOr was declared first prize winner of the 15 recipes that competed in the 9th grand cook fest ‘Buglasan Lutong Garbo’ on October 25 at Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO), Dumaguete City.


Jess Reyrich Ac-ac, first placer chef, presented his cuisine with delectable native ingredients but in an ingenious way of cooking.

Ac-ac received a cash prize of P10,000, set of two-burner with Gasul and a certificate from Buglasan Lutong Garbo committee Chair Sylvia Uy.

While Bisnok (bisayang manok) of the municipality of Bacong with cook Eutiquio Tenorio got the second place with a cash prize of P7,000, set of two-burner with Gasulito and a certificate.

The Eskulenta con Gallus Lumpia of Sta. Catalina with chef Lilibeth Cabalida got the third place and received P5,000, set of one-burner with Gasulette and a certificate.

Other twelve non-winners receive P2,500 each as consolation prize. These include chicken carnaval of Jimalalud; malunggay rolls with sweet and sour sauce of Siaton; pan grilled chicken of Amlan; cassava leaf roll, Sibulan; Manjuyod’s  shrimps in taro leaves; sinakbit of Zamboanguita; malunggay omelet with shrimps of San Jose; nilubihang halang-hanlang tibuok manok with gulay of Valencia; adobong tuway of Bayawan City; Dumaguete express; Dumaguete City; and bahug-bahug sa Basay.

The Lutong Garbo winners were proclaimed by the board of judges composed of local culinary experts from the Department of Education (DepEd) Wilfreda Villalon, Letecia Salabas and Ivy Benedian.

Gov. Roel Degamo and committee chair Sylvia Uy cited the importance of Lutong Garbo challenge, not only promotes the indigenous cuisine in the province but also help improve the health of the children as ingredients can be found in the backyard.

Uy said the cooking competition is a success as the winner contestants can start now their own food business. (mbcn/JCT/PIA7-Negros Oriental)