The Culinary Historians of the Philippines (CHOP) headed by Ige Ramos, recently held a film showing at the Ortigas Foundation Library (OFL) last weekend. They featured an independent film by Jay Abello titled, Namets. This 2008 film was a finalist during the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival and got its title from a Hiligaynon word ‘namit’ meaning ‘yummy’ or ‘delicious.’
Members and guests were welcomed by John Silva, the executive director of OFL. “The the title of the movie sparks a chord. It is very close to my heart because it’s Ilonggo. Namit is something I knew as a kid and it works as a protest of deliciousness.” he said. He also mentioned about the different cookbooks being exhibited and invited people to visit more often.
THE TRUE NAMIT
The movie is really interesting. It tells about a Jacko, a chef of an Italian restaurant who got into a huge debt because of cock fighting. And in order to pay, he offered his restaurant as a payment. Dolpo, the man he has a debt, brings in Cassie to renovate but to Jacko’s dismay, she brings in Negrense cuisine. And their passion for food made them discover the long lost love they have.
To complete the namit experience, refreshment was served by Florita’s Grill, a Negrense cuisine restaurant conceptualized by husband and wife, Ted and Flor Duhilag.
“Passion talaga namin ang food, yung pagluluto… Nakita ko kasi sa Bacolod na ang daming Manileño na pumupunta at kumakain ng pagkain Bacolod, tuwang tuwa sila. So why not, Bacolod dalhin natin sa Manila.” (Food is our passion, especially cooking. When I was in Bacolod, I noticed that people from Manila enjoys our food. So why not, let’s bring Bacolod to Manila.) Flor said as she shared how it all started.
This restaurant would definitely a game changer in the line of restaurants who offers Bacolod specialties as they are proud to say that their food has an authentic Negrense taste, their restaurant has a perfect ambiance to visit and customer service would always be exceptional.
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