La Cocinera restaurant serving traditional Filipino cuisine officially opened its doors to the public Thursday night. ABS CBN Senior News Correspondent and Consultant to the Middle East Michelle Fe Santiago and Senior Journalist of Kuwait Times Ben Garcia graced the said occasion to formally host the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon.
Both media personalities also host Pinoy Arabia, a morning show aired at 88.8 Marina FM radio from 7 till 9. The restaurant, which is located at the entrance of Gate 5 of City Center in Salmiya, serves a variety of traditional dishes from different provinces of the Philippines including traditional Spanish dishes from Philippine provinces with a population of people of Hispanic descent.
“The restaurant hopes to cater to Filipino and foreign gastronomic communities the Philippines’ rich food heritage and showcase its varied origins and influences. We do not claim to be the best but we want to serve affordable, delicious and generous dishes for common people who have limited budget to spare on daily basis,” commented Ricky, marketing and sales for La Cocinera. The restaurant opens daily from 12 noon till 9 in the evening and serves buffet every Friday with different themed cuisines, in addition to catering.