|IFEX Philippines happening May 21-24, 2015|
It’s an exciting 4-day event for all food lovers and regional cuisine enthusiasts. IFEX (International Food Exhibition) Philippines – 10th Asia’s Ethnic Food & Ingredients Show opened today at the SMX Convention Center (across SM MOA).
|Local & International products are showcased at IFEX Philippines from May 21-24, 2015|
This foodie event of the year showcases a variety of local produce and foreign brands with the event’s incorporation of the Philippines’ hosting of the APEC Summit. APEC member countries display a melange of food products and beverages.
Here are some discoveries from this year’s event :
|Products from La Bon Vie Enterprise|
La Bon Vie Enterprise with Ms. Dina Bonnevie-Savellano as General Manager. There could only be one Ms. Dina Bonnevie, the award winning actress and one of the best TV hosts the country ever witnessed (I verified the staff and she answered in the affirmative, also searched for some related articles and indeed, Ms. Dina Bonnevie is at the helm of La Bon Vie Enterprise).
|Products from La Bon Vie Enterprise|
La Bon Vie Enterprise offers an array of products from Ilocos’ famous Sukang Iloko, Sugar Cane Wine, Tablea Chocolates, Dried Pineapple, Chicharon, Spanish Sardines, Pure Mountain Honey and Salabat (ginger extract), to name a few.
|Honey from Palawan|
Exotic Delicacies of Palawan produces handicrafts, dried fish, lamayo and on display, Cashew, Pure Honey and Pure Wild Honey.
|Dalisay Sweets' Nata de Coco|
Dalisay Sweets is a haven for Halo-Halo (layered Filipino dessert) lovers. Products are Kaong, Nata de Coco, Red Mongo, Langka, Macapuno at very affordable prices. How affordable? Three bottles (340grams each) of Nata de Coco is only Php100.
|Shaquil's coffee and fruit wine|
Another brand from Kalinga is Shaquil offering Civet Ground Coffee & Fruit Wines like Guyabano.
Davao Region prides itself of their cacao production and I stumbled into XOCOLATE by FEDCO (Federation of Cooperatives in Mindanao), it is unsweetened chocolate perfect for your chocolate cravings liked Champorado and Hot Chocolate drink.
|Joy Charcoal Stove|
|Joy Charcoal Stove being assembled|
|Joy Charcoal Stove demo|
Apart from food and drinks, Joy Charcoal Stove was swarming with audience. This product is an innovation of the usual BBQ grill we see grilling Pinoy streetfoods.
|Beautiful Chopping Boards on display|
Now, one of the best things I found were these elegant chopping boards at 50% off! I have been collecting chopping boards for my food shoots and I am so glad I found these Gastro Chef chopping boards at Filtra Booth.
Apart from the numerous products, there are food tastings & cooking demonstrations. Culinary stalwarts will also be seen on specific days – Chef Boy Logro, Chef Dino Datu, Ms. Margarita Fores of Cibo fame & Pampanga’s pride Mr. Claude Tayag are some of the special guests.
|Show Guide at the IFEX Philippines|
|Floor Plan at IFEX Philippines|
|So you know what are the Do's & Dont's|
For your guide, you will be given a Show Guide with Schedule of Events & a chart of the exhibit floor. You can also check the information guide posted at the entrance hall.
What are you waiting for?! Head to SMX, the event runs until May 24.
May 21 to 23 - 10am to 7pm
May 24 – 10am to 6pm
SMX CONVENTION CENTER
(near SM MOA)
General Public Entrance Fee : Php100.00
*20% discount for students & senior citizens;
*Present valid ID
IFEX Philippines poster from IFEX FB Page
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