Brewed Thoughts: Food, food, food at the 10th Phil. Food Expo

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Food, food, food at the 10th Phil. Food Expo

Going to expos is one of the things I miss about being in the media. I remember back in the days when I was attending all these events, and it brings a lot of good memories. Back then, all I had to do was flash my media badge and I'd get free entrance not to mention a bag of goodies too.

Well yeah, getting free stuff was awesome, but I guess going to an expo as a nobody does have its perks too, that is, I don't have to go around the place, interviewing people and committing the entire set-up to memory just so I can write a decent article. When I went yesterday to the 10th Philippine Food Expo, I was in no pressure at all. I was free to roam around, try out some free samples and just enjoy the event to my heart's content.

Green tea drinks in various flavors
Tacklings! Yummy ones. Good stuff.

Theo & Philo chocos. Expensive mojo, but the packaging is really nice.

I guess what made the experience even better was that I was with friends (Kat, Lorna & Geo). For the first time in my life, I dragged my ass off my bed on a Saturday all the way to Pasay just for this. I was supposed to go with my mom, but something came up so I had to go on my own. Despite the long travel, it was still worth the while (I'd never thought I'd say this given the fact that I HATE traveling to Manila).

Kat and I met up in Buendia before going to the World Trade Center. The place didn't have that much people around 12nn, so it wasn't hot or congested. We went around booths, sampling the food and drinks. I noticed several booths that sold Alamid coffee (you know, the coffee made from civet cat poop) which cost quite a handful. Lorna and I gravitated towards any booth that sold coffee and sampled whatever variant they had on hand. It was a shame they weren't sampling Alamid. I know I'd have taken the dive to have a taste of expensive crap.

Colorful flavored lambanog
Morons. They taste good. NOT

I didn't buy a lot of stuff, but I hauled quite a heavy bag at the end of the day. I managed to get my hands on some Korean udon noodles, a bag of tahong chips (which nobody at home liked to eat, btw), Suman sa Lihiya (the suman texture and coco jam was just to die for...I wish I bought more of it), herbal coffee & hot choco, pomodoro tinapa, and a bunch of chicken stuff (longganisa, hotdog and embutido). All in all, it was  good purchase, but it didn't leave a huge hole in my wallet.

Ah well, as I always say, there's nothing wrong splurging money on food. It's when you gain the pounds that really suck.


  1. Haha sa bahay naman, kinulang yung tahong chips! The only thing I didn't share was my haul of coffee. Everything else was free-for-all. :)

    I had a great time! Thanks for letting me tag along. There's another similar event in May. Hope LocalRoam gives out free tickets again. Hehe. :)

  2. Nice! Sana next year makapunta na rin ako.

  3. NOW I feel obliged to blog about this, too. Hahaha!

    I'm grateful for your company, too. Next year uli ha! Sama ka, Kimmeh! <3

    Weird naman, walang kumain ng tahong chips! Sarap kaya!

  4. too bad I didn't get a chance to enjoy the Food Expo with you girls plus, my post for this event is still on the works...waaah.

    Localroam is giving out free tickets to PIFBEX next month. Wanna go?

  5. Mare, yung PIFBEX parang dun sa mga culinary/business peepz kasi mostly equipment ang showcase? Parang yun ang pagkakaintindi ko sa site nila. Hehe. Correct me if I'm wrong.