Wednesday, May 22, 2013

My YUMMY EATS 2013 Foodie Experience

My food journey started with a van ride from Cavite and a bus ride from Baclaran to reach the Shell gasoline station in Ayala Avenue where the bus to get to Bonifacio Global City pick up their passengers bound to Market, Market or The Fort. I alighted on the 30th street and walked past two malls before reaching
The NBC Tent where the YUMMY EATS 2013 event was being held last May 18, 2013. The one day eating and cooking fair was successfully attended by it's over 50 food concessionaires, foodie bloggers and curious food trippers all aiming to grab a bite of the ready food samples offered by the more than 50 food stalls which has a variety of great choices to satiate our foodie appetites.

I enjoyed the fun, food, and fab. :)

Upon paying my 200ph entrance fee I was handed my food stamp passport, a plate and a spoon at the cashier. The first dish I tried out was the tofu and ground meat from Hunt's Tomato Sauce, one of the co-presenters for the food fair. Having attended the previous event last year, I noticed new booths and new food offerings which I am excited to sample and appreciate. Worth noticing is the booth with the best lechon de leche; Pepita's Kitchen the most lined up food stall in the area. Having a bite of their lechon truly made my day, the skin was so crunchy I ran out of words to describe it. It's hard to describe happiness in a plate of their lechon, it should be experienced and every bit should be savored up to the last bite. The Rub Ribs and BBQ had the most share of endless food enthusiasts eager to have a cup of their generous sampling of Rub Beef and Fish and Chips. It was truly the best tasting ribs I had during the event.

The cook! is at the tent. ready to be impressed :)

Magnolia Butter, King Sue, McCormick were there to lend support and give their best to make this event a successful one. All in all it was so well organized, the YUMMY Magazine staff were on hand to explain
the purpose and goal of the yearly food fair which is to promote creativity, passion and love for food. All the concessionaires gave their best to showcase and promote their bestsellers. Drinking water and dining tables were conveniently located within the premises.I just wish that the guests would try to respect the "clean as you go" sign because some chose to leave their plates on the exhibitor's table when the area is properly provided with trash bins on every corner. I notice there are more crowds this year than before and the event may need a bigger venue next year. For it's overall success, I congratulate The YUMMY Magazine staff for another tummy filling food event see you again next year!

the number one food magazine in the Philippines.

from Hunt's an exhibit of their masterpiece collection, a sampling of two of their masterpiece dishes is allotted per guest. I can't wait to make my own versions of their masterpiece collection from the recipe cards they gave which i may future here soon.

Pepita's Kitchen wowed me with their irresistible,crispy and juicy serving of lechon de leche. I highly recommend it to my friends as the best tasting lechon I ever had!

the melt in your mouth ensaymadas from Hey Gourmet Ensaymada. heavenly.

bite size samples of the very tasty mini pies and quiches of Simply Pie. They laid out samples of all their best selling pies. totally delightful!

Kristina's Inutak was made more delectable with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.
very refreshing and bright idea.

thanks for the free coffee.

Coffee was overflowing from the Barako Coffee stall.

Theo Philo booth gave bite size samples of their famous adobo chocolate. It has that tinge of adobo saltiness and pepper flavor that I savored as I bite into one.

One of my favorite booths offering their rib steak and fish and chips food packs, RUB Ribs and BBq. Simply the best!

what do i dig in first? :)

free ice cream samples from Magnolia and 50% sale on their products for the event. they gave unlimited samples of their ice cream, chocolait, cheese sandwiches, macaroni salad and mini pancakes. I enjoyed all their delicious samples.

artisan chocolates for 100ph per bar

the juicy rub steak ribs of RUB Ribs and BBq.

Bayani Brew, all natural ingredients, best served cold.

the bucket list of flavored cheese varieties from GK Enchanted Farms. It was fun trying the different kinds of flavored cheeses.

The tower of cupcakes from Cupcake Lab which are strictly "for display only" during the event.

these delicious cakes are for display only as their samples of "mini cupcakes" came late for the sampling. 

Mochiko Choco Vanilla Ice cream came ready to give away their cups of samples. I like how they present their product and the taste of the mochi was so good, I love how the flavors mix and melt in my mouth. A burst of fun and sweetness!

yummy mini cupcakes from Sweet Ideas.

Sweet Ideas ' super fudge was super moist! delish.

Edgy Veggy stayed true to their commitment of healthy whole food. They don't use white sugar, msg or any processed food additives on their dish. samples were good and the dips were equally tasty too.

the golden salted duck eggs of Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farms tasted fine, not too salty.

2nd or 3rd plate...i kinda lost count!  

With bacon you can never go wrong. The Bacon Specialist from M.A.D.MEATS.
really tasty, I cant get enough with just one bite size piece!

a busy chef preparing samples of Mac's Vigan Empanada. Light, filling and not overly stuffed like the usual empanadas and no artificial color additives. I was glad to learn how to properly eat a vigan empanada courtesy of the owner.

I wonder what part of pork it crunchy and tasty,the Bagnet with a difference Bagwang from ManilaQ.

Fish Ham, something new to try on. I hope it becomes commercially available soon.

Alas we meet! the Merry Moo Ice ream with bits of Lemon Speculoos cookies and salted caramel flavor. Just the right amount of sweetness and I was curious about the other flavors  (rosemary for ex.)

Former PBB Housemate Nene Tamayo, joining a cook-off challenge.

Unlimited Chocolait drink samples. This choco drink used to be sold in bottles during my grade school years. Bought two packs for my apo.

Thanks YUMMY Magazine for the best food event this year! I look forward to seeing more new food and taste to explore next year. 

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