Nueva Viscaya a province of the Philippines located in the region of Cagayan Valley. It is also nicknamed as the Citrus Capital of the Philippines. This province is known for its sweet ponkan, oranges and pomelo to name a few. Aside from being a Citrus Capital, Nueva Vizcaya also have nice tourist spots. When it comes to food, this province surprisingly offers exciting exotic dishes and very talented individuals who are passionate with cooking.
Chef Jan Daryl Doculan of Nueva Vizcaya emerged as the winner of the Region II leg of Solane Kitchen Chefs' Edition, a nationwide cooking competition which aims to recognize a new generation of local talented chefs. Doculan bested seven (7) other contestants from all over Region II with his winning dish, Dinakdakan.
He garnished it with assorted achara, ensalada, toasted shallot, and candied calamansi. He will have the chance to qualify for the national competition round with a grand prize of P100,000 and a culinary trip to Japan. The Solane Kitchen Hero Chefs’ Edition is sponsored by Midea, Jolly Heartmate, Dona Elena Al Dente Pasta, Masflex Cookware, King Sue, Anvil Publishing, Ajinomoto, King Sue, Philtranco, Fastcat, and Chef Plus. Photo shows Doculan (fourth from left) with Solane marketing manager Valeri Villano and (L-R) Solane Kitchen Hero ambassador chef Sau del Rosario, Solane Kitchen Hero director Nancy Reyes-Lumen, and Region II judges Herminia Baby Reyes, and Lilibeth Rillera.
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