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Messina Eats x Hoy Pinoy 2022

Filipino BBQ matched with almighty Messina.
By Concrete Playground
May 03, 2022
By Concrete Playground
May 03, 2022

While Messina's main jam is crafting supremely scoffable varieties of gelato, the brand's love of food extends far beyond the freezer. Back before the pandemic, the cult gelateria would team up with a savoury-focused culinary hero every couple of months, then throw a big ol' food party in the car park at its Rosebery headquarters to celebrate the collaboration.

While the series has been less regular lately (thanks COVID), one collab that hasn't fallen by the wayside is regular team-ups with Melbourne's Filipino barbecue masters Hoy Pinoy. After a hugely popular pop-up in 2021, the two teams are again congregating at Messina's Roseberry HQ for two nights of barbecued meats and inventive gelato creations.

On Instagram, Gelato Messina announced the return with the message: "Considering last time probably brought more people to Rosebery than ever before, we figured it was only right to bring back the Filo street food and BBQ kings to Syd for more people to try it."

Hoy Pinoy's skewers are always a big hit at the Night Noodle Markets, however, with the markets suffering yet another postponement (this time due to rain), this weekend pop-up will be your best chance to get your hands on them.

The team will be grilling up the skewers (both chicken and pork belly) as well as cheese pork belly loaded fries, steamed rice with papaya pickles and a next-level barbecue plate. Those that opt for the plate will be treated to bistek tagalog-glazed beef short rib, smoked inasal wings, sweet pork sausages steamed rice, Filipino pickles and spicy banana ketchup.

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.

The whole thing will go down over Friday and Saturday in the car park at Messina's Rosebery HQ. It'll be open from midday for lunch and dinner until sold out.

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