Virtual (Mini) Food Fair

Whisk Spinach and Artichoke Dip

And here’s another food post. My Ilocos-based readers will hate me for posting this food porn. Hello, bloggers and foodies, feet-wiggling Herdy La Yumul and food photographer Marianne Pasion? Hahah, special mention!

Found time for food tasting at what looks like pop-up stores inside the Lucky Chinatown Mall last month. Lovely novel ideas and creative innovations that’s worth a closer look.

The Whisk Spinach and Artichoke Dip was attention-grabbing. Love at first bite… what a gorgeous dip! The sales assistant say the artichokes are imported, but the dip is locally produced. Would have loved to sample all the curious salad dressings and marmalades. The raspberry vinaigrette and Japanese mango dressing put a smile and twinkle in my eyes. Try visiting Whisk’s Facebook page

WhiskWhisk dressings and marmaladesDouble Delights Chocolate Cups

Double Delights specializes in polvoron cupcakes. The fancifully-designed chocolate-covered cups are neat party favors. They customize according to the client’s needs. Hmnn. Here’s the contact info: (0919) 428 6320/ anne@double-delights.com

Chocolate CupsGustazo giurmet dips and sauces

Another gourmet tuyo brand invades the specialty food market. Gustazo is reminiscent of my past affair with Connie’s Kitchen bottled gourmet food. The pomodoro tinapa and bistek tinapang bangus sound good. I normally use any kind of gourmetish tuyo as a substitute for canned anchovies in my pastas and sandwich dressings. For inquiries, here’s the landline number: (02)913 6998.

Michelle's Native Delicacies

I’m not a fan of putong ube, but I’ve heard good reviews about the specialty of Michelle’s Homemade Delicacies. They ran out of business cards, so I’m not sure if they still have their stall at Market! Market!.

ArAma organic productsArAma Rave Salad Dressings

ArAma rings a bell.  I don’t know if it’s from the same ArAma organic retaurant in Serendra. They must have a farm where they grow the likes of cherry tomatoes and basil. I think I’ve tried the lemongrass concentrate in the past. It makes a great thirst quencher.

ArAma coconut sugar productsMio Gelati

Last but not the least, like a heavenly dessert, the Mio Gelati stand. Channeling my inner Elizabeth Gilbert. I peeped to see if they had Cabernet Sauvignon. Nemmeno un po’, but they had Bailey’s, Tequila Rose, beer and Strawberry Grand Marnier — how’s that for gelato (Italian frozen dessert) flavors? The 120Php per scoop Tequila Rose was beyond a run-of-the-mill indulgence. The non-alcoholic flavors were so-so, quite tiring.

Babyish food show, but nonetheless provocative.

Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2012

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