After the parade, thousands of people flocked between 23rd - 26th Streets on Madison Avenue to view shows on stage and enjoy locally made Philippine food from various restaurants within the Metropolitan area.
My favorite dish was the innovative modern Filipino cuisine from Maharlika. I bought their version of a slider.
The slider was actually a Philippine sausage - known as longanisa. They placed it in a bun with pickled carrots, scallions, and garnished it with shrimp paste mayonnaise (locally called bagoong). It was a good combination.
|The longanisa slider|
|This was the crowd at the Phlippine Independence Day Celebration at Madison Avenue, NYC|
|Maharlika had a flyer to advertise their way of celebrating Independence Day at their restaurant.|