10 Reasons to Visit Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair 2015

Megatrade Halls 1-3, at SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City.

With the theme Piling-Piling Pagkaing Pilipino, more than 150 exhibitors from all over the country will be bringing their regional delicacies and culinary specialties. Product categories to be showcased in the four-day event include meat, fish and marine products; processed fruits and vegetables; ingredients, sauces and condiments; wines and beverages; coffee, tea and cocoa; bakery products, snacks and confectioneries; organic, herbal and natural products; and food supplements and vitamins.

For more information, contact the DTI-Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion at telephone no. 751-3223, fax no. 751-3224, or email bdtp@dti.gov.ph. Please “Like” the Facebook page www.facebook.com/sikatpinoyfairs for updates on Sikat Pinoy events.

10. Recipe sharing by Re-known Chef-
There are several cooking demonstration, lecture and inspirational talks among industry practitioners, chefs , marketing experts during the duration of the fair. It aims to share their knowledge, marketing skills, entrepreneurial management to share their inspiration among the visiting public.

Chef Boy Logro

9. Local and Fruit Wines- There are different kinds of local wines ( lambanog / basi ) to choose from.  Now they even process local fruits like Marang, Lipote , Mango and mixed fruits. Some of the packaging are at par with the international standards and sometimes mistaken for imported wines .


8. Pork Crackling and Chicharon- I saw different types of chicharon / pork crackling being sold at the fair. They are from Bulacan, Pampanga, Davao and even within Metro Manila. There is also made from chicharon from carabao , mussels  ( tahong ) and even fish skin being sold at the fair.

John and Mico

7. Local Dairy Products – Local dairy products like cheese, yema, powdered milk, pastillas de leche, cow’s milk, carabao’s milk , kesong puti and products derived from local diary industry shine in the fair.

Rachelle’s Sorbet and Ice Cream

Titay’s Original

6. Native Biscuits – There are different kinds of local biscuits for sale at the trade fair. Titay’s Rosquillos. The Original. This round, scalloped-edge biscuit is a pleasure to eat. Wear it around each finger. Dip it in coffee. Titay’s Rosquillos is an all-time favorite. The first cookie was made around 1907. People far and wide came to a northern town called Liloan to look for a nameless cookie that was baked by a young woman, Margarita Frasco or Titay to those who stopped by her store for a snack.

OTAP and Galletas de Bato

Soon, everyone wanted to have a taste of this divine treat. With flour, eggs, shortening, and her secret recipe, Titay made golden brown biscuits shaped like rosca (ringlets). And she baked dozens and dozens in her hudnohan (clay oven). Until one day, the provincial governor, hearing about the famous biscuit, dropped by in town. But when he asked about the name of the goodie, Titay was without words. It was then the governor had a novel idea. He wore a crunchy, ringlet-shaped cookie on his finger and said, “rosquillos.”  A portion of the proceeds from every purchase of Rosquillos Corazon goes to charity. Truly a Rosquillos with a heart.

Titay’s Liloan Rosquillos & Delicacies, Inc.
08-88888 Liloan, Cebu 6002 Philippines
Tel No.: 063 (32) 564 2993
Fax No.: 063 (32) 424 8888

Cebu Office Address:
5th Floor, #504, Innove Building
Cebu Business Park, Cebu City, Cebu 6000
Tel.: 063 (32) 419 9418

Website: http://www.titays.com/rosquillos.php

Tipas Hopia from Taguig

5. Hopias – Another all time favorite among Filipinos are mungbean cakes or hopias.

peanut triangle

Shanvee Food Products – The peanuts are process into triangles . Contact Person: Maria Christine Flandez -Viscara ( Owner / General Manager)0935-560-9497 . The company is based from Baybay , Leyte province.

4. Native Delicacies and Nuts- There are all sorts of nuts that are for sale from peanuts, cashew nuts and to pili nuts from the Bicol region.

pili nuts process into different kinds of sweet coatings

3.  Native Chocolates- There are different Philippine companies that are into processing of cocoa and  using organic and healthy sugar alternative like coconut palm sugar .

Coco Dolce

Kablon Farms- chocolate

Laing in Bottles

2. Innovated Packaging– OFW and People who do not have the luxury of time cooking laing ( taro leaves ) and other Bicol delicacies can buy these in bottles.

1. Filipino companies and their products– Majority of the participants are small to medium scale enterprises from far flung provinces by purchasing their products , any trade fair buyers can help these communities.

The SikatPinoy National Food Fair will be held from March 25 to 29, 2015, at SM Megamall, Megatrdae Hall 1 to 3.


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 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/

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/pages/COOK-Magazine-Connecting-Foodies/122030241184917

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