2016’s Asia’s Best Female Chef shares her vision for Philippine cuisine and her secrets to success

Videography by Charmaine Mok (Hong Kong Tatler)

With the aim to celebrate the vibrant range of flavours of the Philippines, Asia’s Best Female Chef 2016 awardee Margarita Fores is the iconic powerhouse driving the taste revolution that has heightened the global recognition of the country’s unique cuisine.

Fores came to Hong Kong in late August, where she hosted a Philippine cuisine showcase featuring the best lechon, or Philippine roasted suckling pig, and a few other notable dishes and artisanal products—a project two years in the making in partnership with the Philippine Department of Agriculture. We met up with Fores and asked her to share her passion for this underrated Asian cuisine.

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Watch the above video as Margarita Fores candidly shared with us her take on Philippine cuisine, her love for Hong Kong and the secrets to her success in the industry.