Obama sends thanks for lumpia and adobo during state visit to the Philippines

U.S. President Barack Obama is on a two-day state visit to the Philippines for the 10-year security pact between the two nations.

Obama state visit and dinner in the Philippines

As much he was presented with a Filipino menu for his state dinner, Obama in his short speech made mention of Fil-Am, Manila born, Cristeta Comerford, the White House executive chef.

Obama, as he offered a toast during his state dinner, thanked Comerford for the taste of lumpia and adobo from time to time.
Thanks to her, we in the White House enjoy the occasional lumpia and adobo
Obama also added that Filipinos and Americans do share many interests, which includes obsession to basketball and boxing.

The Filipino foods that were included in the menu for Barack Obama's state dinnner in the Philippines are the following:
Lobster kilawin carpaccio, baby sprouts and fiddle fern with kalamansi jam (Kilawing ulang, pako at sarisaring talbos na may halayang kalamansi) 
Seafood stew with river prawns, scallops and smoked mussels, sweet banana in rich tomato and coriander sauce (Pocherong lamang dagat na may suahe, scallops at tinapang tahong) 
Red-dotted lapu-lapu with pili nut crust, pumpkin mash and local vegetables cooked in coconut milk (Lapu-lapu na may pili nut crust, nilupak na kalabasa at guinataang gulay) 
Annato lemongrass marinated in US prime rib, pumpkin mash and Batangas farmed vegetables (US prime rib inasal, nilupak na kalabasa at samu't saring gulay mula sa Batangas) 
Coconut lychee ice cream served with mango macapuno strudel (Buko lychee sorbetes na may mangga't macapunong napoleones) 
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