Iconic duo of the 90s, Marvin Agustin and Jolina Magdangal
Beloved love team Marvin Agustin and Jolina Magdangal make a comeback to fill everyone’s hearts and stomachs in the latest episode of Singapore Tourism Board’s “Zi Char or Char Lang” ( STB).
As STB’s love month special treat, Agustin reunites with Magdangal where they recreate the garden city’s undisputed Zi Char dish, Chilli Crab.
Decades may have passed, but the chemistry between the iconic ’90s duo is so evident that they easily bring in all the right ingredients to make this reunion exciting for fans and foodies alike.
Both informative and entertaining, “Zi Char or Char Lang” is STB’s way of introducing more Filipinos to the crazy and delicious world of Zi Char. In this series, Agustin invites favorite celebrities where they attempt to recreate the unique flavor combinations of Zi Char’s dishes that are sure to bring to mind Singapore and its vibrant food scene.
“This episode is really close to my heart. Jolina is a big part of my life and I’m thrilled to share this special project with her. If you think about it, our partnership really feels like a Zi Char dish. We have a deep history that we share with love with our fans, and our combination, no matter how different we are, goes together well, and I really cherish that,” Agustin shared when asked about the long-awaited reunion. with Magdangal.
As for the actress-hosts, the reunion is another opportunity to explore something new.
“Marvin and I have done a lot of projects in the past, but never anything food-related, so that’s exciting for me. After all these years, I can always try something unique and new!” Magdangal mentioned enthusiastically.
“At first I was a little intimidated because I only made home-cooked meals, but it’s comforting to know that Zi Char started out that way and that even home cooks like me can instantly transport themselves to Singapore with these unique dishes and Zi Char-ap.!”
Reinvent Singapore through Zi Char
Zi Char’s dishes like Chilli Crab and Grain Shrimp have put Singapore on the culinary map, and with Filipinos sharing the same love for delicious and crazy pairings, it’s no surprise that many feel the want to travel to Singapore.
However, with borders still closed, STB is bringing Singapore closer to Filipinos by enabling them to reinvent Singapore through efforts such as “Zi Char or Char Lang”.
“Zi Char dishes may seem like a new concept to many Filipinos, but for Singaporeans, Zi Char has always been the go-to cuisine and, due to its excellent value for money, huge portions and comforting flavors reminiscent of grandma’s home cooking,” said Ruby. Liu, regional manager of STB in the Philippines.
“The good thing about Zi Char, however, is that he comes from humble beginnings that one can try to do it yourself from the comfort of home. is the perfect way to reimagine Singapore and make it even more personal,” Liu added.