DTI Clarifies Its Suggested Standards On How To Cook Filipino Adobo
The department established a technical committee that will standardize Filipino recipes.
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)¬†earlier announced its suggestion to have standardized recipes for some Filipino recipes such as the well-loved adobo.¬†The department¬†said its Bureau of Philippine Standards (BPS) established a technical committee that will standardize Filipino recipes, the first being adobo.¬†
According to a news report on the GMA News,¬†the standards will be¬†for the international promotion of the dish only.¬†
This was the clarification in light of its¬†press release last July 9¬†where the DTI announced that it seeks to standardize¬†how the adobo is cooked. It claimed that this "aims to standardize the cooking technique". It should be noted that adobo is actually a method of preserving food and a cooking¬†technique,¬†not the dish itself, although this latter definition has been a common belief.¬†¬†¬†
"There will be different approaches and opinions [on cooking Philippine¬†adobo]. As long as I have, say one to three steps, it's this recipe. Anything else you add to it is a variation to the cooking technique,"¬†Myrna Segismundo said. Segismundo is an award-winning chef and co-author of the book Kulinarya: A Guidebook to¬†Philippine Cuisine¬†which is considered an essential resource for local recipes.¬†
The Filipino adobo is not the only dish that will undergo standardization. Popular dishes such as a sinigang, lechon, and even sisig will also be¬†considered for standardization.¬†
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