Bicol Region is composed of 6 provinces, located southeastern end of Luzon.
It is the home of the famous almost perfect cone Mayon Volcano, and several other volcanoes which made the region fertile.
Bicolanos are noted for their gastronomic appetite in chili-hot dishes. Unlike people from other regions in the entire country, a Bicolano can relish every meal which has for its recipe anything spicy.
Bicol Express, named after the non-stop train that service Manila-Bicol route is said to be invented by a lady named Cely Kalaw who is a native of Laguna but when she was only three years old, she moved to Naga, Bicol and grew up there. Having a long exposure to Bicolandia way of food preparation, she came up with a dish, and introduced it in her restaurant in Malate, Manila called Grove Restaurant.
Bicol Express, the train had long been gone, but the dish had become the most popular amonst all of the region’s cuisine.
You don’t have to go far to experience Bicolandia.
The Marco Polo Plaza Cebu brings to Cebu Chef Doy Sto. Domingo of Naga City, Bicol.
From April 20 to 29 Cafe Marco offers Culinary Journey to Bicol.