Close, Open: A Kamayan (eating with your hands) Celebration

Berkeley, Berkeley


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Banquet (20+ Guests)
Kamayan is a traditional Filipino family style meal where you only eat with your natural utensils....YOUR HANDS! No plates, no utensils. Our dishes will be served family-style on top of banana leaves. "Kamayan" roughly translates to "by hand" and is the traditional way of eating for Filipinos. Our menu will have more traditional fare as well as courses that share the unique perspective of growing up Filipino in the US.

Menu detail

Shrimp/Chicken Lumpia
Butterflied Shrimp stuffed with seasoned ground chicken and diced vegetables. Served with a spiced vinegar dipping sauce.
Roasted Salmon Belly
Salmon belly marinated in ginger, garlic. citrus, soy sauce, and other spices then roasted.
Small Plate
Pickled green papaya, garlic, ginger, carrots, and red peppers.
Palabok-style Deviled Eggs
Shrimp stock, achuete/garlic oil, crispy shallots, chicharon, scallions, citrus.
Java Rice
Small Plate
Seasoned tumeric-infused rice.
Ginataang Gulay
Assorted seasonal vegetables cooked in coconut milk, ginger, garlic, lemongrass, and bagoong (salted shrimp paste).
Braised Beef Bistek
Beef slow-cooked in calamansi, garlic, soy sauce, and other spices. Served with fried and sauteed onions.
Chicken Skewers
Grilled marinated chicken skewers with a sweet and savory glaze.
Roasted Pork Belly
Pork belly braised in ginger, lemongrass, garlic, and other spices then roasted to a crisp. Served with a spiced vinegar dipping sauce.
Ube Bibingka
Filipino-style coconut rice cake infused with purple yam. Toasted coconut, sliced fruit, and ice cream.

Close, Open: A Kamayan (eating with your hands) Celebration

Berkeley, Berkeley
(Exact Address will be shared upon purchase.)