The 2016 24th Annual Filipino Fiesta took place on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Kapiolani Park on a beautiful sunny day in Waikiki. Following is The Tasty Island’s photo coverage of the event. Enjoy, minang mabuhay, salamat po, like dot. ;-)
Grill City (part of Seafood City) Lobster Ball, “Kwek-Kwek” Quail Egg Ball, Fish Ball, BBQ Chicken and BBQ Beef Sticks
“Slabs” of Crispy Pata (hey you, wipe the drool off your keyboard lol)
To the tune of “Purple Rain” by Prince, “Purple Eggs, Purple Eggs. Purple Eggs, Purple Eggs. I only want to see you boiling with the Purple Eggs…” LOL!
Setting up Lechon (all pork belly!) “por dee pie-err” (for the fire)
Uncle Dick’s Lechon, Crispy Pata and Pancit plate
That “stuff” is a combination of various beans, de-cased Longanisa sausage and a fresh local egg, placed within a flavored flour wrapper, then “dip-pride” (deep-fried)… I didn’t try it, but you KNOW that’s gotta’ be masarap-sarap, as was the feedback from others there who did!
These are Ilocano Empenada are the kinda’ “dishes” I want on my kitchen sink rack!
Philippines celebrity Sam Milby (I’ve been told this guy is HUGE in P.I., as you could tell by the reaction of the crowd at the Fiesta!)
Mrs. Hawaii Filipina 2016 Jane Caballero Clement, Honolulu City & County Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Pomai Souza of The Tasty Island
Scenes from the Filipino Fiesta Waikiki Parade on Kalakaua Avenue that started in the morning….
As you can tell, I had a FANTASTIC TIME at the 2016 Filipino Fiesta. Everyone was so nice, inviting me to sample their Filipino grindz, hang out in your booths and chat as if I were part of the family, and just, wow. You Filipino folks ROCK!