Food Trip Weekend: Best Food Forward! 2012

March 25, 2012

Last February, we went to the 11th Philippine Food Expo and saw different kinds of food that the Philippines has to offer. A month later, we went to another food fair, the Best Food Forward!


Ticket of Best Food Forward!

We saw a lot of concessionaires that sell different kinds of food, from mini quiches, brownies, cakes, deep dish pizzas, main dishes, pastas, frozen food, and many more! Most of them are usually found at the weekend or midnight food markets like the Mercato Centrale, Salcedo Market and Legazpi Market.


Sentro 1771’s Sinigang na Corned Beef

We haven’t eaten lunch yet when we went there. Good thing we’re going to a food fair! haha! But you have so many choices that you don’t even know where to start looking for your meal. My friend ordered the Sinigang na Corned Beef from Sentro 1771.


Simply Pie’s Menu


Mini Quiches


Angus Beef Pie Mini Quiche

I end up just buying a savory Angus Beef Pie mini quiche from Simply Pie! for my “lunch” because I can’t decide on what to get. I would like to try their other flavors next time. If you tried it already, do you have any recommendations?


Chewy Junior Cream Puff


Chewy Junior Cream Puff

After eating lunch, we went around the food fair to look for other foods to eat or for pasalubong. I bought some Chewy Junior cream puffs for my sister (and of course, for me too. haha!).

More food after the cut.

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11th Philippine Food Expo 2012

February 25, 2012

Another long overdue post. Last February 25, my friends and I went to the 11th Philippine Food Expo 2012. 

The 11th Philippine Food Expo is a must-visit event for everyone, from the everyday Filipino consumer to international traders and importers of food products. Technical and business seminars, product demonstrations and special events will be conducted to ensure an atmosphere fitting to both the causal consumer and the serious trade visitor. (from here)

My expo buddies, Insel and Carlo

On-going cooking demo

Jack’s Lechon from Cebu

I bought lechon paksiw and it was just okay but still delicious.

Ilocos empanada

I bought a bottle of the Bundaberg Sarsaparilla because I got attracted to the vintage packaging. Sometimes, I buy stuff because of their packaging. hehe.

Wine made from honey with real bees and honey comb on their booth. Check out the pics below. I was tempted to open the compartment. haha!

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Graphic Expo 2010 and PVX

The 15th Graphic Expo 2010 and the Photo Video Expo 2010 is scheduled on June 17-19, 2010 at the SMX Convention Cente, Mall of Asia, Manila, Philippines. 

Graphic Expo lives up to its reputation as the country’s premier trade show and marketplace for creative and graphic design, digital photography, digital imaging, pre-press, print production, large format advertising, sign making, out-of-home, web publishing, multimedia, and animation. 


Registration Fee for Graphic Expo: P3,600.00 per day, inclusive of attendance to 2 sessions (morning and afternoon), snacks and seminar kit.

Registration Fee for PVX: Only P2,520.00 per module (whole day). 

I really really want to go in both of these expos. It’s a little bit pricey but I think it will be worth it. I want to attend the seminars particularly about the Planning and Designing Web 2.0 Corporate Websites and the Yummy Food Photography by Mark Floro. I want to attend the first one because that’s what I do as a freelancer and the second one, because you know, Yummy Food = a big percent of Gelo’s Tumblr posts. hehe.  =P

Another thing is, I don’t have anyone to go with. For now. There’s still less than a month to persuade or force someone to go with me. I guess it’s ok to go alone in these events to widen your network but it would be great if you can attend it with someone that you know.

Do you also want to attend these expos? What seminars are you interested in?