Mga Kuwentong Pagkain


The search for regional food stories on eating, cooking, and dining


Inspired by Teresita “Mama Sita” Reyes’ own passion of writing her culinary adventures and experiences, “Mga Kuwentong Pagkain (MKP)” was launched as a nationwide contest aimed to encourage everyone to share authentic, one-of-a-kind and little known stories on Philippine cuisine and cooking. 

In Iloilo, an old woman makes candies the shape of elegant swans from green papaya rind. In Misamis Occidental, carefully selected cassava is made into a flat snack the size of a plate. 

MKP is ongoing and open to all who want to share their memorable encounters with Philippine food, cooking and dining. The underlying objective of the contest is to gather as many stories as possible to make a valuable and detailed compilation of Philippine food, especially since so many Philippine food preparation stories and recipes are being forgotten. 


How to Join MKP


Think Food

Think of a local or regional food, dish, or ingredient in your area. You can talk about its origin, how it is prepared, served or its actual ingredients and recipe.

Tell your story

Write your food story, draw or take a video. It can be in English or Filipino.


Fill up & email

Fill up the entry form (download here) and send it together with your entry. Send it to or

Or send via post mail

Mail it in a short brown envelope addressed to: Kusina ni Mama Sita | 131 F. Manalo st., San Juan,, Metro Manila, Philippines 1500


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Deadline for entries: May 11, 2018