Yesterday, I talked about the Yummy Eats event, and with 31 concessionaires around the NBC Tent, sampling foods from each booth was really difficult for my sister and I because we came in with full tummies from a lunch served at a different event. Still, we sampled as much as we could, and here are my personal top 10 finds:
10. Farm N Deli Enterprises
Contact Person: Cynthia Torres / firstname.lastname@example.org / 09175548180
I got to taste their Vigan, Batotay, and Cabanatuan sausages and they really have captured the distinct flavor of each sausage.
Contact Person: Kim Ting / 09228924878 / email@example.com
That one small chunk of meat I got to sample was just so full of flavors that I quickly asked for their brochure so I could visit them again. One biggest factor I loved aside from it's awesome taste? The breading was intact to the meat.
08. Merry Moo
Contact Person: Kelvin Ngo / 09175289590 / firstname.lastname@example.org
My sister was the first one to sample their artisan ice cream. She chose the sea salt + caramel, and yes at first taste it was salty. However, as I let the ice cream melt in my tongue the blend of the sea salt and the caramel was just so interesting! When it was my turn to visit their booth, I went for the Earl Gray Tea, and it was just refreshingly good. In the end, I would still go with their sea salt + caramel flavor, but for me a spoonful of it was enough to enjoy the food. What I loved more about their ice cream is that it is rich, very creamy and very smooth.
07. Goodies N' Sweets
07. Goodies N' Sweets
Contact Person: Aileen Anastacio / 091752337532 /email@example.com
Owned by chef Aileen Anastacio, I was able to sample their Decadent Chocolate Cake, and it was just divine! The cake was good, the icing smooth and creamy, and best of all, it just had the right sweetness.
Contact Person: Pierre Marmonier / 09209453565 / firstname.lastname@example.org
This was the last booth I visited, and I am so thankful I did sample their fruit jams. Though The Fruit Garden is owned by a foreigner and that they use French recipes and techniques in making their jams, they do use locally grown fruits. I only took one small bread and only got to sample three fruit jams - Strawberry Banana, Mango Ginger, and Pineapple Coco Rhum - but these three were enough to make me love them. :) My favorite among the three flavors I tasted was the Mango Ginger.
Contact Person: Angelo Yaneza / 09164940932 / email@example.com
Their main product is the Honey Shrimp Sauce, which they say is the new bagoong. When they gave me a small plate of pineapple tidbits squeezed with the bagoong, I was quite surprised for I really didn't know how it would taste like. Giving it a taste, I was totally blown away. It was lip smacking good, and I love their idea of processing the shrimp bagoong into sauce. They have three flavors - regular, spicy, and extra spicy... and my pineapples had the spicy one, which proved that this is really the new bagoong.
Contact Person: Gail Ang / 09228822194 / firstname.lastname@example.org
I got to taste both of their mini quiche variants, and it was the spinach, feta cheese, and sundried tomatoes that I loved more.
Contact Person: Nowie Potenciano / 09998840624 / email@example.com
I have been hearing about Mochiko for quite sometime now, and when I got to taste their product, I instantly became one of its fans. Eating sticky rice balls with ice cream inside has got to be one of the most interesting foods I have tasted.
02. Fruits in Ice Cream
02. Fruits in Ice Cream
Contact Person: Jose Ma. Celdran / 09998840624 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Yep, FIC is Mochiko's sister (or brother, whichever way you want to call it). Actually, the ice cream inside Mochiko is FIC. That day, there were two flavors the guests can choose from, and wanting to taste the best of both worlds, sister went for the raspberry, I went for the lemon crumble. The lemon crumble tasted like eating ice cream cake, with the main lemon flavor coming from the little bits of lemon crumbles in the ice cream. The raspberry was great, too, but I am not a big fan of the raspberry, so I would say the lemon crumble tasted better (although my sister would really disagree with me as she thinks the raspberry was better).
Contact Person: Mira Angeles / 09175270913 / email@example.com
The cheese pimiento was truly love at first taste. I just loved how tasty and creamy it was! The herbed cream cheese and the basil pesto pate was equally great, too, but it was the cheese pimiento that really captured my heart.