Eat with your hands.

Time for a feast!

Kamayan is a social gathering space where food is served without any utensils. No spoon or fork. Just your hands.

"Kamay" is the Filipino word for 'hand', "kamayan" is the Filipino phrase for 'eating with your hands.' Kamayan is a traditional Filipino cuisine restaurant, typically with communal dining. Our Kamayan feasts are a much more elaborate presentation of a dining experience that is regarded as mundane and functional. We present our Kamayan meals as a cultural experience and feast in Vancouver. Join us for a traditional Filipino cuisine restaurant experience where you eat an entire meal with your hands. We lay out banana leaves across your table, then we lay out a bed of rice in front of you. Then from there we sequentially "plate" out your food around the bed of rice. Once complete, you and your group will have an entire meal laid out in front of you to eat kamayan-style!


Diaspora Dialogue with Kasamas

February 6, 2017 - 7:00 pm

This dinner is a continuation of the discussions and gatherings first brought together last Fall about Pin@y diaspora and settler colonialism as we reflect on our place on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples. Along with organizing, we know that building and strengthening communities through food and storytelling is a key ingredient to resistance.

Harana Night

February 14, 2017 - 6:00 pm

As we continue to explore and celebrate the true meaning of "Love" as we anticipate Valentines Day, Kamayan would like to cordially invite you all to our Harana Night. So, Harana was a traditional form of courtship in the Philippines wherein men introduced themselves and/or wooed women by singing underneath her window at night. Some of the festivities that we will be doing are karaoke, spoken word, and so much more! We hope that you will be able to join us!

To eat “with hands,” from the Filipino “kamay” = “hand”



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