Not too long ago, Gelato Messina would collaborate with a savoury brand every few months for a huge culinary feast at their Rosebery headquarters. Of course that had to take a back seat thanks to Covid. But now it’s gearing up to return all guns blazing with their Messina Eats x Hoy Pinoy collab.
Taking on the task to fill that gaping Night Noodle Markets shaped hole in our lives, the gelato giants will be joining forces with Melbourne’s Hoy Pinoy and dropping a huge open-air Filipino barbecue on May 13 and 14. It’s been a year since we relished Messina’s uber popular Messina Eats event so this calls for a double celebration.
Messina Eats x Hoy Pinoy
For the unacquainted, Hoy Pinoy are absolute wizards at bbq’ing, smoking & roasting meats in traditional Filipino flavours and methods. They’re also a much-loved fixture at the Night Noodle Markets. Now at the 2-day event, they’re bringing their classic marinated chicken and pork skewers and some other delicacies to the table.
Aside from the skewers, you’ll want to leave some space in your stomach for the Liempo Loaded Fries that come with chopped liempo (pork belloy), cheese sauce and adobo seasoning and delicious steamed rice with atchara (green papaya pickle).
Of course since it’s a Messina collab, dessert is primed to be stellar. They’re dropping monay milk buns which is basically a classic Filipino bread bun and stuffing it with gelato. Drool.
You can also pick from a scoop of your choice. There’s ube, leche flan, cheese or pandan gelato to choose from along with sweetened coconut milk with pandan jellies to wash it all down. It’s going to be a big party and it’s on late so don’t worry about missing out!