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Kamayan Dinner

  • Mestiza Taqueria 595 Bryant St, San Francisco, CA 94107 (map)

THE WORD "KAMAYAN" DERIVES FROM THE WORD "KAMAY," MEANING “HAND.” IT IS A CELEBRATION WITH THE WHOLE FAMILY — OR EVEN THE WHOLE VILLAGE — GETTING TOGETHER TO SHARE A MEAL USING THEIR HANDS. IT IS A COMMUNAL MEAL WHERE A SPREAD OF RICE AND DIFFERENT "ULAM" ARE PRESENTED ON BANANA LEAVES. THE DIFFERENT  MAIN DISHES SHOWCASE THE FRESHEST OF THE REGION WHERE THE MEAL IS PREPARED.

We are also featuring guest bartender Sarah Ruiz from Pacific Cocktail Haven

What a better way to celebrate it with great food, cocktails and meeting new people.

Menu $85 per person

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Laing Blinis

We are making blinis and topping with laing, taro leaf cooked in coconut milk

Lechon Pork Belly

Lechon: Traditionally a spit-roasted whole hog, marinated with lemongrass, garlic, black pepper and bay leaves; we braise our marinated pork belly, then fry until crispy.

 

Special Cocktail by Sarah Ruiz

Special cocktail by Sarah Ruiz from Pacific Cocktail Haven

 

Lola's Lumpia Shanghai | Mango Ketchup

A classic lumpia recipe named after lola ( grandma), exactly the way she used to do it. It is served with our house made mango ketchup.

 

PEI Mussels

Steamed in coconut milk and Lambanog ( coconut spirit ) finished with Palapa Maguindanao - A condiment of toasted fresh coconut, garlic, shallots, ginger and turmeric.

 

Mechado

A braised beef dish originating from Spain, cooked in tomato sauce with carrot and potato; finished with calamansi, a floral citrus native to the Philippines, and seasoned with soy sauce.

 

Petrale Sole

Whole petrale sole dusted with potato starch and fried for 15 minutes to create a super crispy fish. You can almost eat the whole thing even the bones!! Sourced locally in San Francisco

 

Farmer's Market Specials

Purple Sweet Potato
Patis Mansi Glazed Carrots
Honeynut Squash
Charred Savoy Cabbage
K&J Orchards Shinko Asian Pears
Steamed California Rice

 

Cassava Cake | K&J Orchard Apples, Vanilla Chantilly

Cassava / Yucca is grated and mixed with cheese, coconut milk and sugar. It is baked into a delicious kakanin. Served with caramelized apple and vanilla whipped cream.

 

Earlier Event: January 19
8 course Tasting Menu
Later Event: February 2
Pacific Island Food and Beer Festival