Filipino Classic Dishes Made Meat-Free at Madrid Fusion Manila 2016

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Quorn x Madrid Fusion Manila_1resizeTinola sans the chicken sounds like a silly idea, but the recently held Madrid Fusion Manila 2016 made it possible (and delicious!) through Quorn, a yummy healthy meat alternative.

Gathering the most-acclaimed chefs across the world, the biggest international gastronomy congress Madrid Fusion 2016 with the year’s theme “The Manila Galleon: East Meets West” happened at the SMX Convention Center last April 7 to 9, 2016.

Quorn x Madrid Fusion Manila_7resizeTwo of Manila’s finest chefs Florabel Co-Yatco, multi-awarded chef and Robby Goco, Director for Research and Development and Managing Partner of Cyma Restaurants and Green Pastures collaborated to prove that Filipino favorites can be meat-free yet still mouthwatering using Quorn.

Quorn x Madrid Fusion Manila_2resizeQuorn is mainly made of ‘mycoprotein’–a natural protein that is rich in fiber, 85% less saturated fat than lean beef, and cholesterol-free. Using Quorn products as meat substitute, the chefs made an amazing fusion of eastern and western cuisines.

Quorn x Madrid Fusion Manila_6resizeChef Robby cooked Bolognese and Imam Bayildi, a dish similar to our Tortang Talong, that combines Greek and Filipino culinary with the Quorn’s flagship product Mince. “At first, I was cynical on whether a meat alternative could really taste like meat, but when I actually tried Mince, I was amazed because it does taste exactly like meat – I had to remind myself that I was eating fungus based protein, and not real meat,” says Chef Robby.

Quorn x Madrid Fusion Manila_5resizeThe Filipino classic dishes Adobo and Tinola are also scrumptiously made meat-free by Chef Florabel with Quorn bestseller Chicken Pieces. “What I love about Quorn is its versatility. Just recently, I’ve already cooked a full course meal using it as the main ingredient. From appetizers to the main course, I was able to make dishes that taste as good as real meat. It’s incredible how identical it tastes like to a lot of typical Filipino favorites!” says chef Florabel.

Quorn is the world leader in meat alternatives, with over three billion servings made over the last 30 years. For more information, visit or like them on Facebook.

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