Cycle 5 – Item 82
28 (Fri) March 2014
at WHO WPRO Al Fresco
-Ermita, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines-
with meeting participants
Earlier that day for lunch, at Golden Fortune Restaurant, a Cantonese joint near the office, which I’ll discuss in a post someday soon, I had roast duck noodle soup, as per pre-flight SOP.
I am off to Korea tonight.
One of the biggest events of the year at the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WPRO) is the annual week-long meeting of the WHO Representatives (WRs) and Country Liaison Officers (CLOs) from the country offices around the region.
It’s such a big deal that we have both welcome and farewell receptions.
Tonight was the farewell reception.
The food wasn’t particularly noteworthy overall. However, I did appreciate the presentation of the feta & olive skewers, each consisting of a toothpick with a black olive half + cube of cucumber + cherry tomato half + piece of feta cheese + green olive half + piece of basil, all stuck into a long cucumber cut lengthwise in half (kinda wasteful of the cucumber, though. I might order this dish, as well as some of the others that I saw throughout the week at coffee breaks, for our Consultation on Overweight, Obesity, Diabetes, and Law.
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN PHILIPPINES)