Last week, Bekka mentioned a food fair happening at SMX SM Aura Taguig. As always, I was game for it. So my first order was to search and read through it. The name of the event was The Ultimate Taste Test, Ooo-o-o-o as I made a sound. Interesting, I thought. It said that we could be a food critic for a day, to over 40 new, established and upcoming home-based food entrepreneurs. I had never attended a food fair like this and really don’t mind trying it out.
So here I was, Saturday morning, excitedly taking a bus to Taguig to meet Bekka and company. I arrived pretty late. Bekka was there to pick me up in her car, and we drove directly to SM Aura since we were all pretty hungry. It seemed everybody ate a meager breakfast, so we could eat more at the event. We happily registered and paid our entrance fee. They gave us a ticket, ballpen and a guest wristband. We wrote down our names and contact number since there would be a raffle all throughout the day. As we stepped inside, the first thing we heard was the name of our companion. She was being called by the host to pick-up her prize. Lucky. Lucky. We were all elated and haven’t even started eating yet.
Since there were a lot of good food to choose from, I decided to give you my 3 picks. You can read Bekka’s top 10 list at http://lifessprinklesandcoffee.silicontoad.com/?p=944 She had the best picks by the way. Anyhow, here is my follow-up article, and my take on our taste test adventure.
Mad Mark’s Creamery. They offered a small paper cup of tea that I couldn’t remember the name of, however, it was just fine. The ones that I remembered and stuck on my head was their Strawberry Cheesecake and Javan Hot Chocolate, Cookie Malt and Superlative Espresso Homemade Ice Creams. They were the best. It was creamy and a delight to my sweet tooth and a bomb on my taste buds. I loved the Superlative Espresso, just the right coffee shot for coffee lovers. Mad Mark’s Creamery has 6 locations you can visit: BGC (2), Ortigas, Kapitolyo, Diliman and Makati.
Affordable Gourmet. They offered Baked Salmon. I so loved the combination of the salmon and the creamy cheese. She said there were 3 different cheeses. Ohh that was why, it tasted good. Affordable Gourmet is an established caterer with restaurant, located at ESJ Place B3 L28 Capitoline Hills St. BF Resort Talon Dos, Las Pinas City.
Bulaylay Laing. They offered 2 different items. One was the laing, which was really good and tasty. The chef was able to infuse flavor in the taro leaves perfectly. Then there was the fish, which was just ok. Hahaha. The Laing was the notable dish that I couldn’t remember what fish it was. Sorry. Memory Loss. Bulaylay Laing is available for delivery.
So, getting back to my story, about two thirds of the way around the convention center, our bellies were already getting full; our head a little bit whoozy from all the assortment of food and drinks; and our feet and leg muscles were about to fall off from standing. We sat for awhile and continued on our round. We left after a couple of minutes of picture taking. It was a new know-how for us, an experience we wouldn’t mind doing over again. Until next year, Ultimate Taste Test.