The Kamayan Supper Club: A big “Maraming salamat!” to all those who came to London’s first Filipino home-dining experience

Whew! It’s been just over a week since the inaugural first run of the Kamayan Supper Club finished, but to be honest I am just a bit sad that it’s done.

All the washing up has long been done, the leftovers mostly disposed of (some even made the long trip down to Poole to feed a select and lucky bunch of my colleagues), fond farewells said, but the good memories still remain.

And why wouldn’t the memories be good? Mae and I met a great bunch of people, we saw a lot of diners enjoy themselves and quite importantly Mae’s cooking went down quite the storm! It was very humbling to see how many people responded positively to our invitation to try some home-cooked Filipino food and be introduced to a great cuisine, especially considering we are still new to the whole supper club scene.

But why let me ramble on a lot about what a fun time Mae and I had in hosting our first ever supper club, when a picture can tell the same story in a thousand vivid, if less flowery, words? Hopefully they will give a taster of what great fun everyone had (well, I’m pretty sure they had fun…)

Getting the table ready for our very first diners

Getting the table ready for our very first diners

Ale-battered, deep-fried fish balls for all!

Ale-battered, deep-fried fish balls for all!

A cheeky rum and coke, made with the finest Tanduay dark rhum and finished off with a twist of kalamansi

A cheeky ‘Mabuhay’ rum and coke, made with the finest Tanduay dark rhum and finished off with a twist of kalamansi (Filipino lime)

Kwek-kwek: battered quail's eggs, served with a cucumber and tomato atsara (Filipino pickle)

Kwek-kwek: battered quail’s eggs, served with a cucumber and tomato atsara (Filipino pickle)

Do these pictures make you feel jealous and a bit like you missed out on something awesome?

Well, fear not! Mae and I intend to return in due course with another run of the Kamayan Supper Club: new dates, a new menu and hopefully another great set of diners keeping us company. After all, our mission to introduce great Filipino food to as many people and make as many new friends as possible is still in its early days.

So please do keep an eye on what Mae and I get up to in the future – and please, please, PLEASE check out Mae’s website (www.pepes-kitchen.co.uk) to see in what other ways you can experience Filipino food and culture in the meantime.

In the true spirit of the Kamayan Supper Club – eating great food and socialising at the same time – Mae and I would like to say, magkita ulit tayo! Until we meet (and eat) again!

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