One need not go far or take a plane to experience an array of good food and international food fest. The SM Mall of Asia will hold its International Food Fest to showcase an exciting line-up of activities for foodies and culinary enthusiasts. Mark the date September 5 to 30, 2014.
What to expect from Mall of Asia International Food Fest?
- 50 participating restaurants to showcase dishes prepared exclusively for the month-long celebration
- Special Eats photo exhibit at the Main Mall Atrium, Main Mall Entrance
- Live Cooking Demonstration by Tempura and Sbarro on September 5 and Claw Daddy, New Orleans and Vikings on September 12 (starts at 5:30 pm).
- Contests and treats! (keep on strolling please!)
We got to try some of the restaurants’ international food fest entries through a culinary journey in Mall of Asia. No passports, no luggage required. We only needed to bring our happy-selves and eager tummies, and we were on for a great treat.
Our first stop:
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I was just talking about pizza in this post, and how we tend to find comfort in the pizza stores we grew up with – despite the many pizza parlors opening in the country today. I love the smell of Sbarro! We were welcomed by Sir Fred Salvador, Philippine Master Franchisee in the Mall of Asia store – 1 of the top 10 biggest stores (in terms of sales) all over the world.
Sir Fred started working for SBarro at the age of 12, and he literally grew up in the store. I remember my first taste of SBarro pizza! It probably swayed my food preferences and liking for anything Italian. During our visit, we got to try new products from SBarro (we are so lucky!).
My favorite pasta from SBarro is the Baked Ziti, but looks like this stole my heart too! The sauce is well balanced – not too sweet, or sour – a good red sauce to introduce someone to Italian pasta. The Sopressata (spicy salami) is tender and gives a good kick to the red sauce. Generous serving of meat, yes! They say this is the actual serving portion! Wow!
I would eat any pizza, but this one has got to have something special, especially that it came from SBarro. The presentation is simple, square pizza with slices of sopressata. What makes it special? The CRUST! There is something special about the soft crust, that it somehow felt like eating a lasagna. It is also topped with fresh tomato, and roasted garlic. The sauce keeps it moist and chewy. It is a different pizza experience.
My verdict? Surprisingly, the Cinnamon Roll with Caramel Frosting is not at all sweet! But if I would have a cinnamon roll, I would probably have the Cinnamon Roll with Cream Cheese Frosting. I love the salty after-taste in the soft roll bun.
If you think that the food tour ended on a bite of Cinnamon Roll, Krispy Kreme does know how to end a fun food tour. We got to go inside the store and learnt how donuts are lovingly made..
Would you also like to take part on this fun gastronomic treat?
Just visit the participating restaurants in the Mall of Asia, and you even get a chance to win awesome prizes!