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Summer is for grilling, so when I heard that the joint party for my mom and my niece’s birthday will be held at a park, I decided to make my grilled vegan Isaw.
Isaw (pronounced “ee-sao”) is a popular Filipino street food. Sometimes it’s made of pig parts, sometimes of chicken parts. It is marinated in simple ingredients then grilled. For the AstigVegan version, I used oyster mushrooms.
The first time I tried my vegan Isaw was when I catered for my friend’s wedding party with the theme of vegan Filipino street food. I remember that night, the Isaw was the most in demand dish for both Filipinos and non-Filipinos alike, which was why I was excited to serve it again at my family’s event.
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The Isaw was a hit at the party. In fact it didn’t even made it to a serving tray. People were picking the skewers from the grill. I had to take pictures quickly hence the poor plating (sorry).
*Below are some scenes from the party (where I also brought vegan red velvet cupcakes and the birthday cake from “The Sweet Art of Cake“). The party had a carnival theme.
Happy Birthday to my mom and my niece. I wish you all the happiness in the world!