International Food Exhibition (IFEX) Philippines 2013 : Discoveries From the Biggest Food Expo of 2013

IFEX Philippines

IFEX Philippines May 16-19 2013

The Internation Food Exhibition (IFEX) Philippines held last May 216-19 2013, occupying all halls of the SM MOA SMX Convention Center has brought together a massive number of people for the biggest food expo of 2013 yet. Featuring local and international food products, many have come together to discover new food products, as well as support our own food industry.

IFEX Philippines 2013

IFEX Philippines 2013

IFEX Philippines

IFEX Philippines 2013

IFEX Philippines 2013

IFEX Philippines 2013


IFEX 2013

Brunei Darussalam Food Booths

Many booth owners, especially those from other countries, did their best in decorating their booths to display the vibrant uniqueness of what their culture has to offer.

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Korea Booth

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Japan Booth

Many shoppers took advantage of the fresh produce which were on sale.

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Fresh Produce on sale at IFEX 2013

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Fruits on sale at IFEX 2013


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A booth selling fruits at the IFEX

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Meals were also sold inside the venue

The expo-goers enjoyed going around, sampling many of the food products that offered free taste:

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Ideal Noodles

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Valley Farm Booth offering free taste of a pasta recipe they made with their Valley Farm Spanish Sardines

Here are some of the share-worthy food discoveries we’ve made at the IFEX Philippines 2013:

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Sambal Belacan: Spicy Malaysian Bagoong at 70 pesos per cup

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Cool Taste : Jelly Ace drink kids would love


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Cheapest Sinamak Vinegar bottle I found at 50 pesos from Handayan

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From the creators of Chocovron: Stevia Sugar-free Polvoron, Malunggay and Ampalaya Flavor

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I love the product presentation

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Castillejo’s Calamansi Marmalade Jam was delicious!

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Mi Goreng: Spicy Malaysian Noodles


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Energen Go-Fruit Cereal drink with Corn: Great and healthy way to start your day

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Bayani Brew: I saw this at Levante and wanted to buy one thinking it was some kind of beer, only to find out it was very close to the taste of Salabat

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Powdered Drink Variants: Gulaman, Watermelon, Pineapple



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Welch’s Fiber 100% Grape Juice


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Soy Master Flavoured Soy Drinks

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The Fish Tocino is definitely an innovation

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Smoked Mackerel and Smoked Milkfish

carabao milk philippines

Cheese made from Carabao Milk: Creamier and has more substance. Hope more pastry chefs start patronizing this cheese for their creations

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Tablea: famous chocolate tablets. Like the carabao milk, I do hope that more people would use tablea for their recipes to promote ingredients that are uniquely Filipino

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Mamang Puring’s Atchara: Delicious atchara great as sides; sacheted and sold for 25 pesos


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Japanese Sake at the Japan Booth. Their cheapest is a smal bottle of sake priced at 550 pesos.

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Japanese Soju, the cheapest bottle priced at 450 pesos

One of the more promising discovewries I’ve seen was the powdered calamansi sachet. No more squeezing calamansi or getting the smell of calamansi on your fingers when preparing condiments. At 1 peso per sachet, and one sachet equivalent to two calamansi, this is a steal, and definitely a convenience. It tastes very much like calamansi, too.

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Powder Calamansi sold at 1 peso per sachet

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Powdered Calamansi

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Enjoyed our siomai with powdered calamansi.

There were so many food booths that we couldn’t feature because at some point, we were already so full with all the free tastes we enjoyed. The IFEX Philippines 2013 was definitely enjoyable with a lot of newly found food and food products we’ll surely look out for in the market. The next IFEX Philippines is scheduled for May 21-24, 2015, which is two year from now! I hope that it will be just as enjoyable as this one. It excited me to no end what food innovations the Filipino’s talented and creative mind can come up with. Til next IFEX Philippines-HANA

For more information on the International Food Exhibit (IFEX) Philippines, visit the IFEX Philippines Website

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