– Merry Christmas, everybody. We are about to have our
Christmas family dinner. We have some amazing chefs in our family. We’re very grateful for them. We just finished offering this food and this dinner to Jesus Christ, and asked Him to accept in celebration of His birthday. And now, I’m gonna pass it over to my sister’s mother-in-law. And her and my sister’s husband actually have been slaving in the kitchen all day. We got the benefit of actually just showing up for this dinner tonight. But this is a very
special Christmas dinner. We’re doing it Filipino style. For those of you who know what kamayan is, this is a kamayan Christmas dinner. And here is chef number one here to explain what we have going on here. – All right, so we have rice. – [Tulsi] Okay. – And this is adobo. – Okay.
– With vegetarian ham. – Okay.
– From the Philippines, and some jackfruit. And I put some of this toasted garlic on top as a garnish. – [Tulsi] Looks amazing. – And then we have the kare-kare. It is actually peanut sauce with some coconut milk. It’s got some banana
heart, yard-long beans. – [Tulsi] Is that bok choy? Baby bok choy?
– See bok choy. And some eggplant. – [Tulsi] Yeah, that’s one
of my favorites actually. – This is the sauce for the kare-kare. It’s made out of salted black beans. It’s the version– – What’s it called? – Bagoong. – [Tulsi] This is called bagoong and– – Yeah, it’s actually, in the Philippines, it’s made out of anchovies but this is a– – [Tulsi] This is the vegetarian version. – The vegetarian version of it. And then, we have the– – [Tulsi] And this is really salty right? The bagoong is really salty. – Yeah, yeah, it’s a bit salty. Because the kare-kare doesn’t have any seasoning in it other than peanut sauce. – [Tulsi] Yeah, which is amazing. – And then we have– – Okay, I’ll take over. – Okay, cool. – Ampalaya, the bitter melon salad is raw. It’s got raw onion, raw tomatoes, and– – [Tulsi] Ampalaya is– – Bitter melon, yeah. – [Tulsi] A nice palate freshener. – Oh yeah, and then we have
roasted eggplant salad here. – [Tulsi] That’s amazing. – Same thing as that. Tomatoes and chopped onions in it, and some chilies. And then, what else we’re missing here? We have the famous Lumpiang Shanghai. – And then explain. – [Tulsi] There you go, that is– – Explain how kamayan works, ma. – All right, so you eat
with your right hand, and you get some food with your left hand. So everything you touch, you only touch your mouth
with your right hand. So everything is clean. So you don’t actually touch it. – [Tulsi] So you don’t ever touch? – No. – [Tulsi] You don’t ever touch the food in the middle with the hand that you’re eating with? – Oh no, no. – [Tulsi] And what’s the number one rule that we’re about to all do, sister? – Go wash your hands. – [Tulsi] Wash your hands
well before we get started. – Yeah.
– Yeah. – [Tulsi] Yes. – Okay, so that’s it. – [Tulsi] This looks that’s it. This is amazing.
– Looks good. – [Tulsi] Are we excited, people? – We are.
– Yeah. – [Tulsi] We’re very hungry. – [Carol] Have been for a long time. – [Tulsi] Yes. – [Mike] Quick before I pass out. – Exactly. We’ve been a bunch of, Abraham and I, and my parents, we’ve been on the road, almost all day today. We had went to church this morning in Conway, in South Carolina. Beautiful, amazing Baptist church. Best way to start Christmas and celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. And then, we all piled in the car, and drove up to D.C. to join my sister, her husband, her mother-in-law. And we’re so grateful to be able to partake in this incredible meal. We’ll come back and show you the empty banana leaves. When this is all said and done. Merry Christmas, everybody. I just wanna say thanks to all of you for your incredible support. I’m just, we’re all so grateful this Christmas and every single day to be standing shoulder to shoulder, side by side with so
many incredible people all across this country. As we fulfill this real
meaning of Christmas of actually loving, and
caring for one another, and taking action to be of service. To be of service to God, to be of service to others, to protect our planet. And I have great hope. I have great hope for
what we will do together. – [Abraham] Somebody’s
asking about dessert. – Dessert is coming later, trust me. Part Two, part two. Marisa’s asking if there
will be ube dessert. Unfortunate, is there ube? – [Vrindavan] We do have ube. – We do have ube, I didn’t even know. It just got even better.
– She made and brought from the Philippines. – [Mike] And durian? – We also have this
beautiful thing, durian. – [Tulsi] This is durian. – It’s amazing, I don’t
care what anyone says. It’s the best thing on the planet. – [Mike] People have a hate-love relationship with durian.
– Yes. – It’s amazing. – This is basically nature’s creation of ice cream.
– Ice cream. – Obviously, you add nothing to it. I’m amazed that we’re
able to get durian here in D.C., in the middle of winter that’s creamy, and beautiful, and amazing. If you don’t know what
durian is, check it out. Marissa, just for you, this is… – Mama’s ube, she made it.
– Oh, there you go. – [Tulsi] Homemade ube, homemade ube. – Yeah, yeah
– In the Philippines and brought it. – [Tulsi] Brought from the Philippines. – She made it. – So you do you wanna know? – Yes. – [Mike] Okay, how about let’s eat. No. Yeah, they’re like,
“Okay, enough already.” And here’s the lilikoi
cake she made as well. It’s incredible, it’s incredible. – [Mike] Abraham, call 911, I’m gonna pass out.
– All right. All right, all right, we’re done. Eating time, merry Christmas, everybody.
– Merry Christmas. – Aloha, happy birthday, Jesus.