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Messina Eats: Hoy Pinoy 2023

Filipino barbecue meets gelato sandwiches across two days at the new flagship Messina HQ.
By Concrete Playground
June 08, 2023
By Concrete Playground
June 08, 2023

While Messina's main jam is usually crafting supremely scoffable varieties of gelato, the brand's love of food extends far beyond the freezer. The cult gelateria has often teamed up with savoury-focused culinary heroes, throwing big ol' food parties. While these tasty pop-ups used to be hosted in the carpark of Messina's Rosebery store, the recent unveiling of a massive new Marrickville HQ means they're on the move.

Following the Baba's Place and Whole Beast Butchery collaboration, the carpark parties will continue with an old favourite from back in Rosebery, Hoy Pinoy. The Filipino barbecue masters have been teaming up with Messina for years now, with the duo set to take things to another level at this latest iteration in Marrickville across Friday, June 23–Saturday, June 24 — running from midday until late.

The team will be grilling up skewers of beef rump, chicken and pork belly, as well as corned beef brisket loaded fries, steamed rice with green papaya pickles and a massive next-level barbecue plate. Opt for the latter and you'll be treated to bistek tagalog-glazed beef, pakpak adobo wings, pork belly sausage, steamed rice and Filipino pickles.

For dessert, Messina will be whipping up monay milk buns filled with your choice of ube, leche flan, cheese or pandan gelato. And, to drink, there'll be a combination of sweetened coconut milk and pandan jellies.

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