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The Dairy Kitchen by Real California Milk— from a chef’s kitchen to your door

Just because ordering food is now just one click away doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice quality for convenience. Especially with Christmas just around the corner, it’s more important than ever to be discerning with the food we decide to put on the table. The Dairy Kitchen by Real California Milk is here to help in that department.

Real California Milk-Philippines has partnered with several distinguished Filipino chefs to create The Dairy Kitchen by Real California Milk. It’s a special online food delivery project that offers a selection of dishes made using California dairy.

California is the U.S.’s leading producer of milk, butter, ice cream, yogurt and other dairy products. Since I was lucky enough to have visited some of the dairy farms in California a few years ago, I can honestly tell you California produces some of the best dairy products in the US– products which have made their way to out local supermarkets thanks to Real California Milk-Philippines. And of course, they did not stop there. You can enjoy these products already incorporated into a dish from October 1 to December 31, 2021!

Ome Japanese Cafe by Chef Gerevic Orocio


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I have not been able to try all the offerings from The Dairy Kitchen, but I did get to try a couple of dishes from Ome Japanese Cafe and I was pleasantly surprised! Chef Gerevic created three dishes for The Dairy Kitchen: Udon Carbonara, Japanese Omurice, and Chicken and Cheese Katsu. I got to try two of them, except for the Udon Carbonara, which sounds amazing as it features applewood-smoked bacon, poached egg, and homemade California milk ricotta.

Between the dishes I did get to try, the omurice is my favorite. The Japanese omelet looks humble on the outside, but inside is a super creamy and cheesy interior that is just heavenly, no matter which way you cut it! Even the chahan it comes with is delicious.

Meanwhile, the Chicken and Cheese Katsu is made of chicken and California mozzarella fried in panko. It’s served with homemade tonkatsu sauce and shredded cabbage. My only issue is that with fried dishes, it’s always best to eat them hot and freshly cooked. So if you live far from the pick-up point, you should expect that it won’t be quite as crisp and tender as katsu that is freshly cooked. (Even after reheating.) It will still be tasty though!

As a bonus, Ome is giving away a Real California Milk thermal bag for a minimum order of Php 1,000 that includes any of the above-mentioned special dishes.

Hogwings House of Griddle by Chef JV Bautista


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The offerings from Chef JV are more on the fusion side: namely his 12-inch Goody Pizza and his 10-inch Porker Quesadilla. To give you an idea, the Goody Pizza is a thin- crust pizza topped with tomato sauce, olive oil, basil, orange cheddar, mozzarella, and Vigan longganisa. For the Porker Quesadilla, crisp flour tortillas are filled with 8-hours slow-cooked pulled pork, pan-roasted peppers, and melted cheddar.

Sourdough Café and Mono Wine Café’s by Chef Alvin Ong


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Chef Alvin’s approach is more on creating perfect food gifts and perfect food treats, whether for the self or others. He created something called the Solo Cheese Can, which is a ribboned graze box filled with two types of California cheeses, salami, jam, nuts and other accoutrements. For a price, you can even add on a bottle of Italian wine.

If you’re feeling posh, order his Cheese Fondue dip made with California cheese, chorizo, and beer. This comes with a demi-baguette for dipping of course. You can also try his Tirokroketes, which are Greek cheese croquettes made with California cheddar, mozzarella, and feta. This one comes with a yummy yogurt dip. Finally, Chef Alvin also created his Kwahsaimada, a Filipino-inspired cronut converted into ensaymada, then topped with California cheddar.

Happy Tummies by Chef Markus Patimo


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For the Dairy Kitchen, Chef Markus created two varieties of Stuffed Squash Blossoms. One is stuffed with orange cheddar and cream cheese and served with mixed berries compote, while another has cheesy pork filling served with plum sauce. His second offering is Cheese Bacon Scones, golden on the outside and tender and flaky inside, with cheddar cheese and bacon spread. Perfect for serving with some jam or cream cheese!

I hope you find something unique and mouthwatering from the selection above! 

To order from The Dairy Kitchen, simply visit the social media accounts of the participating chef of your choice and order from there! For more information visit or like and follow Real California Milk-Philippines on Facebook and Instagram. The Dairy Kitchen by Real California Milk runs from October 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021.

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