9 Exciting Stalls at Legit Pinoy Fair

Legit Pinoy Trade Fair celebrates the Philippines Products Week that aims to showcase the very best of genuine Philippine-made products,services, as well as highlight the ingenuity and talent of Filipino manufacturers, inventors and entrepreneurs.

ribbon cutting ceremonies

The event is typically characterized by bazaars, tours, exhibits, and product expos. Lectures, seminars and forums, as well as film screenings and concerts by Filipino artists, are also held as part of the celebration.

The opening started with a short prayer and a ribbon cutting ceremony together with Princess Jennifer Limpayen Sibug-Las of the Manobo tribe, Hon. Ivy Lagman councilor of 4th district of Quezon City ( who was the representative of Mayor Joy Belmonte). After the opening, a light late afternoon snacks which consists of pichi-pichi, jacobina biscuits, hopia mongo, hopia ube, maja blanca, sapin-sapin, cassava cake, biscuits and bread from Tinapayan.

The event is at Il Terrazo Mall which is located at 33 Sccout Madriñan street, near Tomas Morato, Diliman, Quezon City.

9 Exciting Stalls at the Legit Pinoy Fair

9.) QC Art Circle – Is a group of artists in the country. They have a lot of art shows and exhibits within Metro Manila and in the provinces.

8 .) Faces and Curves / I Fuel – Faces and Curves is a health ,wellness and clinic while I Fuel Company is a Gasoline station . They have several franchise opportunities for these interested nationwide.

Contact Person: Ms. Angel Mistres ( 0916-3546103)

7.) Crisanto offers leather shoes, bags, pouches and key-chain holder. These products are made in Marikina.

6.) Nuts About You and Backyard Projects – Nuts About You offers assorted nuts in neatly package containers. Backyard Projects offers several handmade soaps and bug repellent made from citronella and other plant extracts. They accept bulk orders.

5.) GemS Gastronome has a variety of bottled offerings ideal for souvenir/ giveaways/ token doe special occasions or just plain pasalubong. These includes Adobong Galunggong ( original/ spicy ) Spanish style Bangus ( original. spicy) Aligue, Gourmet Tahong ( Adobo/ Butter and Garlic/ Sweet and Spicy / Hot and Spicy), Chicken Adobo Flakes , Beef Tapa Flakes, Bopis, Dulce de Leche and Chicharon in a Pouch.

Contact Person: Ms. Gemma Lumahan-Daylo (0919-9914818 )

4.) Mushroom Chips– wide variety of healthy snacks made from mushrooms, and other foods.

JNRM Group Corporation – Address: B3, L5 Grand Industrial Estate, Parulan Plaridel , Bulacan province.

3.) JCI QC Diamante Club and Mama Ester – Mama Ester specialize on cane vinegar and chili garlic.

Contact : Mama Ester ( 0961-369-3293)

2.) Filipino Inventors and Innovators, Incorporated–  This is a group of enterprising Filipino inventors and innovators selling different products and invention which can be used in daily lives.

1.) Bragais Shoes for Men and Women– World class talented work of art by Filipino shoe designer and entrepreneur.

Do not forget to visit the trade fair and attend the activities until this August 18, 2019.

 

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Aling Norma’s Suman and Sweet Delicacies of Kawit

Aling Norma’s Suman and Sweet Delicacies is one of the pride of Toclong, Kawit, Cavite province.

Toclong or Lupang Kawit had several large tracts of rice fields, which explained that the area produce some of the best rice base delicacies of the town and the entire province.

suman lihia

Suman Lihia

I have tasted several suman before when we visited the town of Kawit, but have no idea that those came from Toclong, Kawit.  The rice is wrapped in banana leaves ( which infuse some flavors), then cooked in large tin cans slowly cooked over firewood.

Heirloom Recipe

Suman ( steam glutinous rice ) wrapped in banana leaves is the special pride of Aling Norma. The recipe had been part of their family and was handed down for several generations. The grandchildren said that it was a local favorite and some families in Kawit would order in advance. Their suman had reached many places like Las Piñas, Parañaque, Taguig, Valenzuela, Manila and even abroad.

A friend who hails from Antipolo also told us that some of the suman sold in their place were also sourced from Kawit.

Suman Moron

Suman Moron ( malagkit na bigas chocolate with mani ) glutinous rice with chocolate and peanuts. One of their best selling suman

Aling Norma’s suman can last for at least a day without spoiling. The secret is the use of pure glutinous or sticky rice in their suman. They would stick on the traditional recipe and would not scrimp on the ingredients.  Other suman makers would use the non-sticky rice varieties mix with glutinous rice in order to lower the cost. Hence one reason “why” it easily get spoiled.

Balinghoy

suman sa balinghoy with langka

Aling Norma specializes on antala (suman malagkit sa gata), suman sa balinghoy with langka ( cassava) or kamoteng kahoy, suman sa lihia, suman moron ( which is a combination of glutinous rice, chocolate with mani ( the most popular) malagkit with pinipig, pichi-pichi are just some of their well-loved delicacies.

pichi-pichi

pichi -pichi

The best way to eat their suman is serve hot with shredded coconut, traditional brown sugar called “paldo” or coconut jam. This is also best paired with hot chocolate or coffee from Amadeo.

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antala

One of the grandchildren have asked me if i am from the town of Imus or Kawit, since they have a suki ( regular customer) which looked similar. I hailed from Metro Manila.

Bought several suman before we left the Cavite Food and Culinary Expo 2019 site at Isla Events Place in Imus, Cavite province. After almost 8 hours of event and travel from Cavite, Aling Norma’s suman is still fresh and almost immediately eaten by immediate family members and relatives who would swear that it was one of the best suman they have tasted.

Note: Aling Norma’s Suman and Sweet Delicacies accepts bulk order, but must be ordered in advance.

Aling Norma’s Suman and Sweet Delicacies

Address; Toclong , Kawit, Cavite

Contact Person: Ms. Gerlie (0935-4939544)

Tita Thess Home Made Delicacies

Tita Thess or Aunt Thess Felix is not your typical house wife, She started her online business at home about 3 years ago selling tibok-tibok, sapin-sapin and other well-loved delicacies thru Facebook and via word of mouth.

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Tita Thess pours freshly made tibok-tibok in plastic containers

She was born in the province of Pampanga and learned the art of making delicious rice based delicacies.

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stylish wooden frame greets visitors

Her loyal band of customers would keep Tita Thess busy for much of the day and sometimes through the night. The group had a privilege to be able to visit her home and see a demonstration of her famous “tibok-tibok” and “sapin-sapin”. But these two “kakanins” are not the only native delicacies that her loyal clients keep coming back for. Aside from these mouthwatering delicacies, she also makes “pichi-pichi”, “palitaw”, “puto flan” (rice cake) with custard, “pansit” (noodles), “kalamay”, “biko”, “maja blanca”, fish “lumpia”. As the holiday season nears, she only accepts an advance order. generous with the quantity and quality of the ingredients, her products are truly worth a repeat order.

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tibok-tibok and sapin-sapin

Customers can also pre-order- her well known tibok-tibok and sapin-sapin in 1 bilao. One can also request that 1 bilao have 50% tibok-tibok and 50% sapin-sapin.

Some of the orders are from the parents and teachers at the nearby school and government offices.

tibok-tibok

tibok-tibok

“Tibok-tibok” is also called carabao milk pudding which originated from Pampanga.  It is the Kampampangan’s version of “maja blanca”.

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preparation of tibok-tibok

“Tibok” refers to the heartbeat and as Tita Thess demonstrated to us, we can tell the “tibok-tibok” is cooked when the little bubbles on top start to pulsate slowly and makes little sounds like the beating of the heart.

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Tita Thess showed the group on how she put latik over the tibok-tibok

She purchases about 20 to 30 bottles of fresh carabao milk in the market in the morning to fulfill her orders for the day.

latik

latik

She would also order 30 to 35 coconuts (niyog ) in order to make toasted coconut meat, toasting the gata as early as 4:00 am and would take about 2 hours to made it reduce consistency called “latik”.

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Tita Thess pours glutinous rice mixture

She uses commercially available glutinous rice powder mixed with non-glutinous in a fix proportion.

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 sapin-sapin in steamer

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sapin-sapin with jackfruit and latik as toppings

“Sapin-sapin” is another native kakanin she demonstrated to us, is a layered glutinous rice ( ube and green)  The colors have corresponding taste and Ate Thess’ version has no red because she doesn’t know what flavor to give it. She also does not have a yellow colored layer which is traditionally a jackfruit flavor.

Tita Thess’ white layer is coconut milk, the blue layer is ube, and the green layer is pandan. Unlike “tibok-tibok”, The sapn-sapin is soft and chewy. Her sapin-sapin version is topped with latik and sweetened jackfruit.

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Tita Thess and Mr. Ervin Garcia together with industry practitioners, bloggers, media

Most of her products can be pre-ordered via their FB page and for pick-up.

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Special mention : Sir Ervin Garcia and Tita Thess Felix for the warm accommodation.

Tita Thess Espesyal Kakanin atpb.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/titathesskakaninatbp/

Contact : 0917 540 3188

Flip Out- Global Pinoy Cuisine Challenge at the Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair

SM MegaMall Trade Hall 1,2,3 Mandaluyong City-Philippines

entrance to the trade fair

 The exhibition site  covers 3,878 square meters of food stuff presented by more than 200 local exhibitors from the country’s 16 regions.

Organized by the   Department of Trade and Industry ( DTI), PhilHealthBureau of Domestic Trade  focuses on pili nuts, seafood , herbal products, organic products, local delicacies , coffee and a whole of of interesting regional products.

gasul’s coin gas tank

Petron Gasul – One of the country’s popular gas tank manufacturer , aside from selling gas tanks for business and home use, their booth are also selling gas coin tank for Php 300 each .  They are one of the major sponsors of the Flip-Out Cooking Challenge.  Petron also gave an interesting FREE public lecture about the safety tips.

Petron: http://www.petron.com/web/

Philippine Postal Corporation booth

PHLPost had a booth inside the trade fair and gave away interesting booklet of the 2014 first quarter issues . Aside from the regular stamps, postal money order, courier services , bayad center that they offer.

PHLPost booklet of stamp issuance for 2014

  PHLPost are planning to sell thru their online portal different Philippine products ! It promises something BIG for expats , foreigners , balikbayans and OFWs which which can purchase these products on-line. They also gave away some leaflets and  stamp booklet program for 2014.

Website:  https://www.phlpost.gov.ph/

Naval Suman Maker’s Association

Naval Suman products are from Naval,  Biliran  province . The association was assisted by DTI . Their suman tasted different from the ones that are available in Metro Manila.  Aside from suman, they also sell different native handbags

Contact : ( 053) 500-93-62 , 500-93-63

Mobile: (0926-55-49142)

pili products

Another region that has a big potential in the export market are pili nuts from Bicol region.

Owen-Sophia Food Delicacies

Owen -Sophia House of Delicacies – specializes in different native food delicacies like sapin-sapin, nilupak ( cassava ) ,  rice pinipig cakes, biko cakes, snack pack , ube-halaya, pichi-pichi . Their store is just located within Tagaytay City .

Contact : Mr. Oscar -(0919-6824099) (0925-5000915 ) (0916-6851985)

taro chips

Enriquita’s Food Company  specializes in taro chips, cocoa tablea

Pines Brownies and Delicacies

The company is well-known for their brownies , choco crinkles , cashew tarts , merengue , food for the gods , revel bar

Address: #160 Jose Abad Santos,  Siran, Guagua , Pampanga

Contact : #(045) 434-05-69

Mobile (0918-923-6113)

cashew tarts and crinkles

Contact Person : Ms. Betty Serrano

Mobile ( 0919-883-34-80)

Address: Quezon City  – # 50 Mabituan Street , Maambong , Quezon City

Contact : # (02) 261-25-89

                 (02) 415-1461

Zamango Company Products

Contact Person: Ms. Winneie Rose B. Adoremos

Sinabacan , Candelaria , Zambales

(094994888-55 /0919-98055653)

mango leather

Mango leather is a by-product of mango pulp. They are produce from the province of Zambales.

carrot pastillas

Gracias Food Company

mango rolls, mango with pineapple , mango with tamarind , mango with dalandan rolls

The company is also known for their mango rolls which had 4 distinct flavors. The company tag line ” All Natural , All Healthy All Graces

Contact : Ms. Arlyn Rombaoa -sales manager

Mobile (+63) 927-886-9573

Landline : +632-975-1624

Email: arlyn.rombaoa@mail.com

Address: 189 San Antonio Avenue, San Antonio Valley 1 , Parañaque City

Good Earth Farms and Foods

The company specializes in herbal plants, organically grown  salted duck eggs ( itlog na maalat)

Contact Person :Ms. Rowena Follosco-Sotero

Telefax (045) 9821591 / 605-0090

Mobile # 0917-278-9237

Chino’s  Meat Products

2nd Level , Robinsons MallLimketkai Drive, Cagayan de Oro City

3rd Level Centrio Mall -Cagayan de Oro City

Website: http://www.chinosdeli.com/

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/ChinosDeli

Contact (088) 852-1151

Mobile : 0922-846-1201 / 0917-7197242

Delimondo

Delimondo Deli Products is known for its premium corned beef that was popularized in the weekend markets of Salcedo Village and Ayala Alabang. A brainchild of Ms. Katrina Ponce-Enrile, Delimondo promises only to deliver the best and highest quality meats and products to the market.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Delimondo

Flip Out -Global Filipino Cusine cook-off challenge

The great cooking challenge was organized by Petron Gasul  in partnership with Philhealth and brought to the public by Fujidenso, Delimondo, King Sue products, Aquabest ,Whirlpool , Bega , PAM, Snack Pack , BergHoff among others….

finalists from different universities  and culinary schools together with the panel of judges

All the finalists were given gift packs from the sponsors of the event.

Mr. John Luke Zamora

Mr. John Luke Zamora is the grand prize winner of the cooking challenge . Aside from the bragging rights and gift packages from the sponsors of the event. He will be feature on a two -page feature issue of COOK Magazineand  Free subscription for 1-year . Cook Magazine is  one of the print media partners of the event.

Aside for the great cook -off  challenge, a lucky visitor won a gasul gas range courtesy of Petron Gasul which was drawn during the event.

Unlike other food fairs , Sikat Pinoy does not charge any entrance fees.  The trade fair will run from March 26 to March 30!

Cook Magazine: http://cook.net.ph/

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