Shop regional delicacies and more at this national food fair

No need to travel for pasalubong!

( One of the best things about travelling all over the Philippines is getting to hoard pasalubong. And with the variety of products each province has to offer, we are never in want of choices—but this also means getting a taste of everything could take a lifetime. Luckily, food fairs gather some of the best each region has to offer in one convenient location, so scoring new local food finds becomes a breeze. One such event happening today until March 19 at SM Megamall is Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair.


Now on its fifth year, the local food bazaar, organized by the Department of Trade and Industry: Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion, gathers over 200 local entrepreneurs from all over the country. You can find regional delicacies, locally made chocolate and condiments, and many more! Check them out:



The Freefood Co.'s Coco Dolce Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate

This Davao-based company only sells products that are GMO-free, gluten-free, and cruelty-free, so you can snack on their chocolate (made from Davao cacao) guilt-free. They also work closely with local farmers from Davao and other parts of Mindanao. (We're partial to their packaging.)



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Jedidiah's Turmeric Tea

This Bulacan-based company is a regular at the Sikat Pinoy Food Fair. Their signature product is the Turmeric Tea or luyang dilaw tea with lemon grass. 



Chili sauce and chili flakes from El Tigre and Ayana

Fan of all things spicy? You will find a variety of hot sauce and other chili products at this bazaar too. El Tigre and Ayana are both Davao-based enterprises that were helped by DTI-Davao's Hot Chili Program, which encouraged and helped local farmers plant, harvest, and bottle their own chili products.




Os-Os Farm's Ginger Ale

Os-Os Farm helps local farmers from Kiangan, Ifugao by manufacturing and distributing some of their products. The Wigan Ginger Ale, named after the mythological ancestor of the Ifugao people, is spiced with lemon grass and turmeric.


The Sikat Pinoy Food Fair is at Megatrade Halls 1-3, 5/F Building B, SM Megamall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City. Fair hours are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free.


Photos courtesy of DTI-Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion

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