I always enjoy going to food fairs because this is where I discover new food vendors and yummy food finds. So last week, my daughter and I met up with some cousins at Glorietta 5 to check out Bellysima Food Fair. Bellysima is under the Mercato Centrale group. However, some will rejoice because Bellysima only runs during mall hours and its inside the mall, too so its much more convenient to shop.
Here are my food finds --
Chicharon from Apag Marangle. I have an aversion to dark-colored chicharon because I always thought its "malansa" but this chicharon from Apag Marangle changed my mind. I was thinking of using the chicharon for our favorite monggo dish but fell in love upon first bite. Now I only have a few pieces left (I don't even want to share- haha). Btw, it doesn't seem taste like its coated with fat when I eat it straight from the chiller. Yes, I hid the chicharon in the chiller. ;) Glad that Friday and Saturday are Bellysima days!
The Alejandro sisters- Barni and Rachel, has always been staunch advocates of a healthy diet and lifestyle. They are also the force behind the successful The Sexy Chef, food delivery and food consultancy service. The Sexy Chef, which has been around for more than a decade has come up with several diet plans that tailor-fits a person's dietary needs.
On Father’s Day, give Dad a wonderful meal that only Chef Jessie Sincioco can offer. Have a sit-down menu for either lunch or dinner that includes Mesclun and Micro Green Salad with Mango Chevre in Vinaigrette Dressing; Seared Jumbo Scallop topped with Pan Fried Goose Liver on Creamy Fettucine; Clear Essence of Wild Game with Herbed Dumplings and Lemon Sorbet.
Last June 6, Food Magazine and Lifestyle Network hosted the second leg of Food Tastings 2015. The venue is at Sarsa Kitchen at the SM Mall of Asia. The second leg of Food Tastings highlighted Filipino dishes which was just in time for the celebration of Philippine Independence Day.
This month of June, The Maya Kitchen presents an exciting line-up of cooking and baking classes.
Beginner’s Cake Decorating is on June 13, Saturday, 9am-3pm with hands on and group workshop to include recipes for Boiled Icing, Swiss Meringue and Ganache. Class Fee is P1,500. Basic Culinary is on June 16-19, Tuesday to Friday, 9am-3pm and includes cooking fundamentals and international standard techniques of meal preparation from soup, salad, pasta, main courses and sandwiches to desserts for the home and for institutional scale kitchens with workshop. Class fee is P8,000.
From Northern Luzon to Tawi-Tawi, every Filipino has their own way of making Adobo. But did you know that even if all of us answer that Adobo is our National Dish, it is not yet so. In 2014, House Bill 3926 led by Hon. Rene Relampagos of Bohol filed the bill in congress to declare Adobo as our National Dish, but till today, the bill is still up for deliberation.
adobo pate in crackers, adobong pusit, adobo with gata, chinese style adobo, and adobo rice
This coming Father's Day, treat your Dad to a sumptuous meal at Chateau 1771 and he can dine in for free during his next visit. He can enjoy the Business Lunch choices. Visit Chateau 1771 at Greenbelt 5 or call 729-9760 to 61 for more details.
"Committed to Produce World-Class Food Products for the Global Market."
The story and success of Mega Global is built on the foundation of love, hard work, and perseverance of Mr. William Tiu Lim.
Mega Global manufactures and distributes the #1 Sardines brand in the Philippines- Mega Sardines. Committed to the highest and most stringent fishing and manufacturing practice, Mega Global sets the industry standards in producing high-quality, true value-for-money products for all its customers and ultimately, the consumers. Sourcing the best catch from the sea and the best quality new materials, Mega Global uses its state-of-the-art facilities, conveniently located in the Zamboanga Peninsula, to produce no less than the finest Canned Sardines products, that guarantees compliance to the 12-hour Catching-to-Canning Process.
MERCATO CENTRALE & GLORIETTA PRESENTS:
BELLYSIMA! FOOD FESTIVAL 2015
We’re sending you on a food trip this Independence Day Weekend!
From flavored flans to artisan sausages to edible cookie dough to carabao chicharon to twisted gelato
flavors to chili-flavored coffee syrups to organic detox juices to chocolate-flavored surprises! And that’s just
the tip of the taste buds.
From the organizers of the popular night food market Mercato Centrale comes the BELLYSIMA! Food
Festival 2015. It is a launch pad for passionate up-and-coming food entrepreneurs to share their artisanal
food creations alongside healthy and organic food products with equally passionate food enthusiasts!
Set your tummies free this June 12 and 13 at the Glorietta 5 Atrium and be one of the lucky 500 participants
to taste and evaluate some of the most exciting gourmet, healthy, artisan and organic food creations from
over 30 local vendors.
Bring the whole family to enjoy heirloom recipes, regional del…
Chef Sharwin Tee of the Quirky Bacon shares his special Binagoongan Burger recipe creation for the participants of Food Tastings hosted by Food Magazine and The Lifestyle Network. This recipe creation is brought about by his love for Filipino favorite dishes by giving it a modern twist.
Last May 29, I joined the Gardenia Factory Tour organized by the Mommy Bloggers of the Philippines (MBP). It was a fun-filled event for us- mommies and kids.
Actually, I am excited to visit the bread factory because I've just finished watching the KDrama- The King of Baking; and I love bread and is a frustrated home-baker so going to a bread factory is a dream come true.
Summer months may be over but it is still hot due to El Nino phenomenon which the weather bureau says might stretch up to December. Drinking eight glasses of water may not be enough to keep us hydrated so Pocari Sweat comes to the rescue.
This hydrating drink is similar to a soda except that its non-carbonated, non-caffeinated, and doesn't have any artificial coloring. It does however contain Vitamin C, calcium, etc.
SM mall-goers will be happy to note of the new and improved interiors of The Foodcourt in SM City Fairview. The total make-over gave it a fresh new look plus new food offerings from its concessionaires.