A Lot of Drools at Best Food Forward 2013

The previous weekend was one of the greatest and tastiest weekends especially for foodies like me.

That’s right, everyone’s favorite benefit summer food fair, Best Food Forward, was back for the third time April 20 – 21, 2013 from 10am – 8pm at the NBC Tent, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.

Of course, as food lovers, my friends and I didn’t miss this event, and since it was our first time, we made sure our visit was worth it.

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I committed a mistake though. I got so excited when we entered NBC Tent that I forgot to check out the names of the businesses that participated in the event except for some that caught our attention. hehe. Silly me. Sabaw lang. >_<

Anyway, the food fair was dominated by sweets from budding food entrepreneurs like cakes, cupcakes, pastries, and others that could definitely satisfy not only the taste buds of those with sweet tooth, but also their sense of sight with the cute designs available.

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One of the best-selling attractions was the beverage Basil Seed with Honey Juice from Coco Royal Philippines which was sold for 38 pesos at the fair. We were so pre-occupied with everything when one of my friends saw a guest drinking it, we got interested too, and so we had a little quest for its place in the tent.

The establishment has other flavored drinks but this Basil Seeds with Honey Juice was the hit because of how it looks. It has tiny black stuff floating inside that look like tadpoles–these are the sources of people’s cringes and curiosity. I bought one for my family, and though my finicky brother found it disgusting at first, when he had a sip, he instantly liked it.

And the basil seeds aren’t there for decorations only for they have health benefits. I knew it when I saw what the beverage was called ’cause I just wrote about it on my blog post, Have It The Chado Way. Basil seeds are good as stress reliever and for the skin and digestive, immune, and respiratory systems. They also have the cooling effect once consumed making them perfect for the hot weather in the Philippines all year round.

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Those tadpole-looking basil seeds

Others that were exhibited in the food fair were dips (With free taste! Yummy!), big cans of flavored Pik-Nik sold at cheaper prices, kitchenwares, distilled beverages, and many more that could surely make one’s mouth water.

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Best Food Forward 2013 was one tummy- and eye-satisfying event. My friends and I can’t wait for its next year’s event. And when that time comes, I promise to be more attentive and not let all the food distract me so much so I can have a more meaningful post about it. hehe

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With my high-school friends at the Best Food Forward 2013

With my high-school friends at the Best Food Forward 2013

‘Til next year’s Best Food Forward!^_^

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Have It The Chado Way

Milk tea is an in thing today. People crave for it making tea shops sprout everywhere. And with this undeniable summer heat, who doesn’t want anything cool to slide on their throats to quench their thirsts?

My work is near Eastwood City so my officemates and I can visit it almost anytime we want for some food or other stuff that can only be bought in malls. One day, one of my colleagues and I were on our way to a popular milk tea shop when we passed by a tea stall new to our eyes called CHADO The Tea Room. Its offerings are priced lower and, hey, it’s also milk tea so we decided to give it a try.

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For only 75 pesos for a regular-sized milk tea and 85 pesos for a large, people can experience the CHADO milk tea goodness comparable to those of more costly ones. Naturally, a milk tea drink is a combination of milk and tea and with this, the tea’s taste is more distinct giving off the notion that it is true to its tagline, “Herbs that heal!” That taste is what my colleague and I liked most about this discovery so this shop became our instant favorite.

And why wouldn’t it taste such when its name is derived from two Japanese words, “cha”  and “do”,  which mean “tea” and “way”, respectively, and are used to describe the Japanese tea ceremony. So its like whenever one drinks a CHADO beverage, he or she gets to experience the taste of the event minus the pure bitterness of tea.

Of course, the flavors of our choice from chocolate, cherry, and my favorite, winter melon, among others, are also present in this mix, my only point in this is that it really tasted like tea with milk, if you know what I mean. hehe 🙂

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Herbs that Heal!

I found out on the net that CHADO The Tea Room’s milk teas are indeed a healthy choice. Aside from the antioxidant content of tea, CHADO’s milk tea uses the Chado Special Sago or Basil Seeds which are known to be good for the digestive, immune, and respiratory systems, and skin, and can effectively relieve of stress. Moreover, the seeds, once consumed, have the cooling effect in the body making the beverage perfect for this summer season.

So what do you think about that, huh? CHADO’s milk tea isn’t just a drink that can refresh us and satisfy our cravings, it also keeps us healthy. Try it now!

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CHADO The Tea Room also serves green teas, jelly-filled drinks, FruitMix series, and more.

 

 

CHADO The Tea Room
1. Eastwood Citywalk 1 (near Cyber Mall)
2. Food Junction, Eastwood City
Quezon City

 

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SOURCES:
TRUTHNHEALTH
Pinoy Entrepreneur
Wikipedia