Ambassador Batoon-Garcia with the young Filipino entrepreneurs behind KAIN
4 February 2019, Oslo – Filipino food heats up Oslo with the debut of KAIN Filipino Rice Bar. KAIN joins the vibrant and culturally diverse Oslo Street Food, the newest food hall to sweep Oslo’s culinary scene.
Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia attended the soft launch of KAIN Filipino Rice Bar on 31 January 2019 and expressed support to the young Filipino entrepreneurs behind KAIN, namely Arvin Aquilizan, Daniel Vergara, Dominic Vergara, John Fredrick Abellera, and Mark Alcantara. Brothers Daniel and Dominic Vergara’s culinary experience have been honed by working at Michelin and fine dining restaurants in Norway, Italy, and Japan.
When asked about the inspiration behind KAIN, Mr. Aquilizan said that kain, which means eat in Filipino, sums up their vision of bringing people to eat together as a way to connect and share love and happiness. Our goal is to serve home-cooked and streetfood-inspired Filipino dishes with a modern and refined approach.
KAIN Filipino Rice Bar is located at Oslo Street Torggata 16, Oslo, Norway. END