Hotel clarifies ‘chicken sausage, not kikiam’ served to SEA Games athletes

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Whitewoods Convention and Leisure Hotel clarified in a letter to the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) that it served chicken sausage and not “kikiam” to the SEA Games athletes in its hotel in Cavite.

Reports of the Philippine women’s football team were served “kiksilog” breakfast (kikiam, rice, and egg) made headlines a few days ago.

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Whitewoods Convention and Leisure Hotel
The Whitewoods Convention and Leisure Hotel in Cavite (Image from Metro Deal)

Edgardo M. Capulong, Whitewoods president and chairman of the board, told SEAG chief of mission and PSC chairman that the breakfast was chicken sausage and not “kikiam.”

“We have proofs of this and the Phisgoc food audit team in the hotel that are on top of the food inspection during, before, and after cooking and during mealtime, can attest to the fact that it was not kikiam. The other Pinoy athletes also know that they ate chicken sausage,” the Whitewood official said in his letter to Ramirez dated 25 November.

“Our food serving is generous because we decided a free and open buffet service complete with egg omelet station that is not part of our contract,” he continued.

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Capulong said their hotel chose to be professional and responded to the accusations by not ranting in social media, instead of writing an official communication with the SEAG organizers.

Read: ABS-CBN issues statement over SEA Games 2019 ‘fake news’

SEA Games 2019 Kikiam

According to Ang Sarap, “Kikiam or Quekiam is another popular street food in the Philippines usually sold by street vendors pushing wooden carts equipped with deep-frying woks. Usually sold together with fish balls, it is also served with three kinds of dipping sauce, which are: spicy vinegar, sweet brown gravy, and sweet and spicy brown gravy.”

Kikiam is a popular street food in the Philippines
Kikiam is popular street food in the Philippines. It is sold usually P1 each. (Image from Philippine Primer)

Presidential Spokesperson, meanwhile, described the famous “kikiam” as something you will just eat when you have little to eat.

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