Fifth tupig cook-off highlights Ilocos Norte's "Paskua Mi Ditoy"


Dec. 25, 2015 ...

Highlighting its "Paskua Mi Ditoy" (Pasko Namin Dito) Christmas tourism brand, the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) held the annual Solid North Tupig Cook-Off on December 21, in front of the Paoay Church.

This year's competition was divided into three categories: non-professional and school, professional, and local government unit (LGU).

The Divine Word College of Laoag bagged first place in the non-professional and school category. Adams National High School and Sarrat National High School took second and third place, respectively.

In the professional category, Marie Joy Sarrat Tupig Pride garnered first place. Irene's Native Delicacies placed second; the Adams Kusina Group, third place; and Berlin's Tupig Special, fourth place.

Laoag City emerged as champion in the LGU category, followed by the Municipality of San Nicolas at second place and the Municipality of Adams at third place.

The panel of judges was composed of culinary and hospitality experts: Mr. Eric Asuncion, Chef Grace Abigail Sy, and Mr. Richard Bumanglag.

Entries were judged based on taste, packaging, consumer appeal, sanitation, and overall presentation.