Yummy Eats is a yearly event arranged by Yummy Magazine, bringing together some of the metro’s best food purveyors (56 to be exact). I attended the very first one but sadly missed last years event because I was out of town. This year I made it a point to arrange my schedule to be able to attend. I love the venue. NBC Tent, there’s lots of parking around and the space inside was not cramped.
Tickets to the event was priced at P200, P150 if your presented the recent Yummy magazine issue. Once you get your tickets, you’ll be given 2 passports and two golden plates, wow so chic.
Lah Lah Land Popiah – Spring by Ha Yuan. My favorite Singaporean style lumpia done the Ha Yuan way. This is by far the best incarnation of it I’ve had over short of hopping a plane over to Singapore. The only problem is they only serve this one in their Makati branch. (BOO!)
Crunchy Belly – Carlo’s Kitchen. Ever since I tried them out in Best Food Forward last year, there’s never been an instance that I missed having them when I spot them. Crunchy, tasty so addicting you’ll have to run away lest you succumb to it’s calling again.
Dry Cured and Wood Smoked Bacon – Mad Meats. Boasting a name like that, you’d expect they would deliver some crazy stuff, and deliver they did. One of the best local bacon I’ve had.
Macarons – Chez Karine Bakery. I’m definitely a fan of this little bakery in Serendra who produces addicting macarons and mini bottled puddings.
Chorizo Picante and Chorizo de Pamplona – Calidad Espanola. They produce excellent Spanish chorizo’s both for tapas and for incorporating with other dishes. We even bought a pack to add to Irene’s risotto.
Mushroom Risotto – Edgy Veggy. Pre packed with almost all the ingredients you need to cook it at home. A collaboration with Ministry of Mushrooms.
Stuffed Lechon – Pepita’s Kitchen. Roasted pigs stuffed with truffled rice. The go to name for premium stuffed lechon in the Metro, look here for how I tried 4 of them in the degustacion to end all degustacions.
Bagnet Paella – Pio’s Kitchen. The traditional Spanish saffron rice dish is given a cholesterol upgrade with bagnet.
Sans Rival Chips – Sugarbee. The sans rival cake shrunk down into bite sized little cookies, start popping and you might not stop.
Vanilla Bean Caramel Sauce – Casa San Luis. Carmel is always a favorite of mine but adding Vanilla bean with its distinct aroma and taste just kicks it up a notch.
I had a blast at Yummy Eats 2013 although I was only able to visit 34 booths. I probably missed a few other stuff but the tummy surrendered. You might wonder how you can get full from a small sample at each booth but believe me it all adds up. I will bow down to anyone who was able to try all 56 booths.