SarapYYC Event / Filipino Food Photography in Calgary

One of my favourite things to shoot is food photography.  I see and handle food photography like I would a miniature landscape.  With a landscape in nature it’s pretty hard to move a mountain, tree or river to get the shot you want.  Moving a plate, fork or knife is effortless in comparison.  Waiting for the perfect light in nature can take hours, days or even weeks.  With food photography controlling the light is a mere adjustment using strobes, lighting modifiers, bounce cards, reflectors, etc.

Tikim in English translates to "to taste"

Tikim in English translates to “to taste”

SarapYYC

SarapYYC is a pop-up dinner event held in Calgary at various times throughout the year.  The events have been a huge success and sells out each time.  It has been predicted that Filipino food will be the next big thing in contemporary cuisine.  I’m glad to see that chefs like Saturnino (Sonny) Ong Jr., John Nidua, Jay del Corro, Jeffrey Lazaro Carlos and Allan Pineda are bringing Filipino food to the forefront in Calgary and in Winnipeg.

Chefs L to R: John Nidua of Oohmami, Jeffrey Lazaro Carlos of Bro'Kin Yolk, Jay del Corro of Eats of Asia, Allan Pineda of Baon Manila Nights and Saturnino (Sonny) Ong Jr. of Oohmami.

Chefs L to R: John Nidua of Oohmami, Jeffrey Lazaro Carlos of Bro’Kin Yolk, Jay del Corro of Eats of Asia, Allan Pineda of Baon Manila Nights and Saturnino (Sonny) Ong Jr. of Oohmami.

 

Food and dinner service images for SarapYYC pop-up dinner

Ukoy – Marinated prawns, citrus salsa, calamansi gastrique

 

Food and dinner service images for SarapYYC pop-up dinner

Pancit – Jerk chicken, edamame, chicken chicharon

 

Food and dinner service images for SarapYYC pop-up dinner

Gulay – Brussels sprouts, coconut caramel, patis

 

Food and dinner service images for SarapYYC pop-up dinner

Manok – PFC (Philippine Fried Chicken), bibingka corn bread, coconut collard greens

 

Food and dinner service images for SarapYYC pop-up dinner

Kinilaw – Salmon, tuna, coconut vinegar

 

Food and dinner service images for SarapYYC pop-up dinner

Tocino – Sous vide belly, steamed bao, pickled daikon

 

Food and dinner service images for SarapYYC pop-up dinner

Itlog – Ube waffle, black garlic hollandaise

 

Food and dinner service images for SarapYYC pop-up dinner

Kanin – Crab Tomalley (fat), parmesan, pea sprouts

 

Food and dinner service images for SarapYYC pop-up dinner

Leche Flan Dessert – kabocha squash, pandan

 

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