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May 18, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Cooking Demonstration: Vegan Pancit

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Cook along, if you like, as "Astig Vegan" chef RG Enriquez shows us how to make her delicious take on a Filipino classic!

Can Filipino cuisine be vegan, healthy, and delicious – without losing its soul? Chef RG Enriquez says yes!

Enriquez, a self-styled "passionate purveyor of vegan Filipino recipes," will take us along step-by-step as she prepares her own take on classic Filipino food. RG says her veganized dishes are delicious without losing their traditional Filipino essence.

The dish: Pancit
RG says: "Undeniably, Pancit is one of the most recognizable Filipino dishes in the US. After all, it’s a savory noodle dish always present at parties and potlucks.”

Would you like to cook along with us? Download the recipe so that you'll be ready.
About RG Enriquez
RG Enriquez is a cook and a purveyor of both traditionally vegan and veganized Filipino food.  She was born and raised in Bacoor Cavite, Philippines, where she grew up helping her mother cook traditional Filipino food for the family.  RG was 15 when she came with her family to the San Francisco Bay Area.  She became a vegan in college, and now runs the food blog Astig Vegan. RG explains, "'Astig' is a Tagalog (Filipino dialect) slang word for tough, unique, or gutsy. I look at vegan Filipino food as something 'Astig.'"

This free event received partial funding support from the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.