Mabuhay Philippine Cuisine is a newer restaurant that was recommended by one of our group members (Thanks, Ann!). They are interested in starting a regular vegan night for their buffet and are giving our group a preview of what to expect.
Note: To accommodate more people, there is a duplicate dinner on Monday, July 8.
Our completely vegan dinner will be served buffet style. There will be at least four gluten-free items (the recipes are still being tweaked).
Soup & Appetizers
Vegetable ginger soup
Tamarind vegetable soup
Ginataang: Young jackfruit w/ginger & jalapeno
Fresh lumpia: wrapped veggies
Fried lumpia: fried wrapped veggies
Tortang talong: fried Chinese eggplant
Kaldertang gulog w/tofu: cooked potatoes, peas, garbanzos, raisins, carrots, and red peppers in tomato sauce
Adobong long beans w/vinegar and soy sauce bay leaves and pepper
Pancit bihon: fine rice noodles with carrots, green beans, celery, pea pods and cabbage
Sweet & sour fried veggies in batter (tempura style)
Veggie chop suey: sautéed veggie mix with garlic, onions, peapods, celery, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, and carrots
Pancit canton: coconut milk, okra, squash, long beans, bitter melon, and Chinese eggplant
Turon: fried wrapped plantains w/vanilla, brown sugar, yellow jackfruit
Ube (purple yam) cake: ube root, coconut milk, vanilla and sugar
Ginataang mix roots: yam, ube, plantain, whole cassava, tapioca pearls, brown sugar, vanilla, and coconut milk
Palitaw: sweet rice flour with sesame seeds dipped in grated coconut and white sugar
water, iced tea, calamansi, and mangosteen are all included. Other beverages will be available for an extra charge.
The $14.00 fee includes the tax, tip, and everything mentioned above (except the noted beverages). That breaks down to about $10.00 for the meal, plus tax, tip, and a little to cover the meetup.com and PayPal fees.
Pre-payment is required to RSVP (see exception below). Meetup.com automates this process when you pay via PayPal. If you want to pay by check, contact me and I will give you my mailing address. I will manually update your RSVP as soon as I receive your request, but since our events fill up quickly, out of fairness to other group members I will remove the RSVP if the check is not received within four business days.
Special honor system exception: If you have been in the group for a while and have a history of attending and paying for events without any problems you can contact me about paying me at the event. This accommodation is provided as a convenience -- you are still responsible for paying even if you do not attend
Important Note: I will manually update the RSVPs of people who pay by check or use the honor system, but it's possible the event will fill up before I check my email. If that happens I will add you to the waiting list.
The $14.00 fee includes a little extra to cover PayPal's fees (71 cents) as well as Meetup.com's $144 annual cost.
If you cancel on or before Sunday, July 7th you will get a full refund. There are no refunds for cancellations after the deadline or if you do not show up to the event. If something comes up at the last minute you are welcome to find someone else to attend instead of you. The reason refunds are not given after the deadline is that I agree to pay for everyone who has paid me at that point.
What about kids?
Kids 8 and under pay $7. Young children who will only nibble off of your plate can attend at no charge. Please note in the comment section of your RSVP if kids will be joining you.
This is a vegetarian group. Why is the dinner vegan?
This group has members who are vegetarian, vegan, and just interested. Everyone is welcome. I think it's important for our events to have a menu that not only has something for everyone, but where everyone can eat everything.