Lucena festival hails native smoked fish as 'food treasure'
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A weeklong festival dubbed “Pasayahan sa Lucena” last month brought into focus one of the city’s native products, the smoked fish or tinapa, which the local government aimed to bring into the mainstream of national cuisine. “Aside from our already famous sweet and spicy noodle dish called chami, tinapa is also one of our food treasures,” said Arnel Avila, executive assistant to Mayor Roderick Alcala and head of the city public information office. Usually made from tunsoy (herring) and galunggong (scad), the delicacy is sold in the public market for P150-P180 a kilo. Vendors said more out-of-towners had been frequenting the market just to buy smoked fish.
Mallari, D. Jr. (2015, June 18). Lucena festival hails native smoked fish as 'food treasure'. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A20.
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