Ausphin International Institute Quarantine Surprises
What’s in the bag(s) I received in February?
What’s in the bag? (“,)
(Second attempt at using WordPress’ newest interface. I have found a work around – Compose some here and then all further revisions to the post, I’ll do on the Classic Editor. Yes, I found the button that shifts me to the old interface. Thank, heavens.
On with the feature!)
The bag contains a set meal from the budding chefs at Ausphin International Institute. (These batches of students would have graduated by now. We wish them well. <3) It’s to fulfill a school project called ‘Pinas Sarap’ which has the goal of giving students experience in the catering and business side of the craft as well as the opportunity to showcase the culinary skills they learned in their time at Aii by recreating and putting their own twist into classic Filipino dishes. ^^,
From Batch 7, Las Islas Filipinas, the mealbox contained pancit fish humba flakes with chili nuts in green mango glaze and la paz batchoy roll in a fried egg wrapper with chicharon bits for appetizer. For the main course, it was grilled pork belly blended with dinakdakan-kiniing sauce served on coconut bagoong rice with a side of ensaladang gulay in strawberry vinaigrette. Of course, there’s dessert, and Batch 7 went with a halo halo trifle.
How I missed proper plating of food at restaurants and these quarantine surprises sent to me by Chef Cris of Bay Leaf Restaurant (Their mentor =D) was pretty enough to look at to comfort me in my (what now seems like over extended) eatsplorations at home.
A few days later, it was Batches 5 and 6’s time to shine. The spread by Batch 5 and 6, Pine Diner consists of appetizer: Pinalutong na malabar with mango calamansi dressing, mains: Pork barbeque na nilasing sa tapuy, and dessert: Cassava and ube delight nilupak. (Did the word ‘malabar’ throw you out for a loop? It did me. *hihi That’s alugbati to us simple folk. Come to think of it, I don’t think I’ve ever had alugbati in my life … or just it never introduced itself to me, or I didn’t give it time before I took a bite out of it. =b)
Overall, everything laid out in the meal boxes from both Las Islas Filipinas and Pine Diner gave the feeling of hotel/resto quality; premiumy tastes in every facet of their dishes … and not a morsel was left when I was done with them. *harhar
Thank you so much, Chef Cris for dedicating slots to me to try your students’ meal trays. =)
Do follow the Ausphin International Institute page on Facebook to get a heads up on upcoming projects like this where foodies like us can order their creations. Or if you’d like to try your hand at culinary arts just to up your skillset or to make a career out of it in the future, enrollment is ongoing for their August 2021 Intake.
“License to cook anywhere in the world in just 12 months”, wow. =]
As what is now our regular parting word, my foodie friends, “Let’s protect each other” by wearing our facemasks and face shields properly, keeping away from crowds, and getting vaccinated whenever it is that our schedule comes – for both doses.
The more the virus is passed around, the more opportunity we give it to mutate. As of today, there are the delta and lambda variants making waves. It’s all up to us if we’re going to go through the whole Greek alphabet for coronavirus variants before we end it completely. That’s going to take our collective action of following health protocols, being good fellow soldiers in this world war versus COVID. \m/
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Another culinary arts school in Baguio. Looks good.
Hello, Marc! I know right. Excited for all those who’ll graduate from here, especially in this time of pandemic. Really glad to have Ausphin International Institute here.
Thanks so much for visiting FGBFs! Stay safe! (“,)
kloka ka ghorl. Panay pindot ko dun sa play pic pala yun
Hello, again, Mario! *heehaha My bad. I just screenshot Aii’s post.
Again, I appreciate you reading the features on this blog. Keep safe! (“,)
Will this Ausphin have Pinas Sarap project again?
Hello there, Elena! We’ll just have to see so we follow their Facebook page to get updates. School’s out at the moment so there won’t be any Ausphin projects like Pinas Sarap these days methinks. But hopefully when they’re back in August, there will be some scrumptious stuff for us to order.
Thanks muchie for dropping by. Keep safe! (“,)
I will start following Ausphin’s Facebook page. I would like to help budding chefs in their projects for learning their craft well and I also get something in return. Good food.
Thank you for featuring Ausphin, Xine.
Hello, Alysa! *heehaha I know right. That was a fun project by Ausphin, methinks. And they get to showcase what they learned to people outside the institute with regular people ordering their creations.
It’s thanks entirely to Chef Maricris of Bay Leaf Restaurant who got this culinary arts school on our radar.
Thank you so much for keeping updated on the posts in this Baguio food blog! Stay safe! (“,)
i think ausphin pinas sarap would be nicer if it was actual onsite like restaurant dining. nakakasawa na ang pandemic
Hello there, Christian! I imagine that’s what Ausphin would’ve done if it wasn’t for COVID.
It’s all up to us individually and working as one following COVID prevention protocols so we can get through this faster. I hope we all get it together, the sooner we beat COVID or make it as less deadly, the faster we can go eating out again.
Thanks for visiting Find Good Baguio Foods even if we’re not dining out much. Keep safe! (“,)
Happy Baguio Day, Find Good Baguio Foods. I was hoping you have a post on any new restaurant in Baguio but you might still not be eating out because of covid. I hope you will return to eatsploring and telling your readers about your food adventure Thank you.
Hello, Tess! Thanks so much for looking in on this food blog from time to time. Yes, you’re right, I still haven’t been dining out much especially since delta’s emergence and since I’m just half dosed at the moment. I don’t want to tempt fate. *teeheehee
As soon as the two weeks passes after I’m fully dosed, it would be easier to go back to eatsploring and I’ll be back writing about our most exciting eating out experiences. In the meantime, I still order in a lot and that’s on FGBF’s FB page just in case you need an update of where and what to order from online sellers/restaurants in Baguio.
Thank you so very much again. Stay safe! (“,)
Happy blog anniversary food blogging goddess. dami nadagdag sa kdrama list mo siguro nawawala ka na naman
Whoa! THANK YOU SO MUCH, Mario! You remembered. Still consider 2021 as a somewhat unused year though so not counting this anniv either. But, BUT we did celebrate in some way … any excuse to feast. *tahaha
Interestingly enough, it’s not Kdrama that’s keeping me from posting … Just other stuff of life to face and take care of.
I hope you’re doing great. Take care! Thank you, thank you for the support! (“,)
Hi Xine! Missing your posts. i thought you would have a new feature by now. Hope you will be back soon Xine. 🙂
Hiyee there, Candy! I’ll try to get a new post in asap. Thank you so much for checking on the blog and leaving a comment even though you didn’t see anything new for a time. I really appreciate the support.
I hope you’re still having great eatsploring moments even with COVID still around. Thank you and stay safe! (“,)
Find Good Baguio Foods is by far the most extensive blog I have seen about the Baguio food scene.
New follower here.
Hello there, JM! Welcome to Find Good Baguio Foods! Thank you so much for the compliment and for following this food blog.
Happy (back *hihi) reading! Stay safe! (“,)
Hi Xine. I don’t know if you saw the post but Ausphin will have Pinas Sarap again
Hello, Alysa! Eeek, I know right, I did come across their post. Excited to see what the new Ausphin students will come up with. Tastebuds are major excited, too.
I hope you’re doing great even if we still have COVID lurking around. Thank you so much for the support for http://www.findgoodBaguiofoods.com. Keep safe! (“,)
Hello, cookgenix! Thanks for giving a star for this feature post on Baguio Ausphin International Institute. Happy blogging to you! (“,)
Hello there, Cookingcog! Thank you so much for liking this post about Baguio Ausphin AII. Happy blogging and stay safe! (“,)