Filipino restaurants and pop-ups in London are among the major contenders in the annual Golden Chopsticks Awards (GCA), an award ceremony recognizing excellence in Asian and oriental cuisine in across the UK. The GCA aims to honor the contributions of the Asian and oriental cuisine in the British food industry.
Among the Filipino restaurants and pop-ups in the list are Romulo Café, Mamason’s, Ramo’s Ramen (Filipino ramen), Coco’s Lounge, Josephine’s, Maynila, Mama’s Kubo, Sarap London, and Kinilaw & Buko.
“The growth in the number of Filipino restaurants, supper clubs, and pop-ups in the UK shows that Filipino food is fast becoming a favourite in this country,” said Ambassador Antonio M. Lagdameo. “Even in its nascent stage in the UK, Filipino cuisine has already enriched the melange of international flavors in the country and in the world.”
The GCA is the UK’s most prestigious award for Asian and oriental cuisine. Since it was launched, it has been known to set the standard for Asian and oriental food in the UK.
A total of 22 awards in three categories will be given out during the GCA Awards Ceremony at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square on 29 April. The award categories include 13 awards that will be decided by the public, five by the Golden Chopsticks panel of judges, and four by the GCA founders.