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MEGAWORLD LIFESTYLE MALLS: Eastwood City’s Weekend Bizarre Food Market

Eastwood City is encouraging everyone to take their palate on an adventure with unusual dishes at its Weekend Bizarre Food Market, happening on Sept. 18 – 20 and 25 – 27 at the second floor of Eastwood Mall.

Caffera 1
CAFFERA

For beverages, Dielle’s Honey Wine provides a different take on a glass of vino with flavors like Duhat and Bignay on the table. Those who love photography and coffee will surely enjoy a cup of joe from Caffera, the country’s first photography themed café, who will also be setting up shop at the Bizarre Food fair.

For an unusual twist on desserts, shoppers can try ice cream with liquid nitrogen from Lava Ice Cream Café and enjoy luxurious flavors like Dark Chocolate, Tahitian Vanilla and Salted Caramel. Halo-halo fans can get an even more decadent experience with Patio Vera’s Fried Halo-Halo. Papa Diddi’s also has fresh takes on ice cream flavors like Tarragon, Mango Ginger and Forbidden Rice.

THE BAKERS TABLE 'HAW HAW CAKE'
THE BAKERS TABLE ‘HAW HAW CAKE’

For a throwback treat, try a popsicle with yummy local flavors like Mais Con Hielo, Buko Bits and even Kape Barako at Ice Pops MNL. Or what about cake featuring popular local chocolates and candies? The Baker’s Table offers Butterball Caramel Cake, Haw Haw Cake, Orange Swits Cheesecake and Flat Tops Chocolate Cake, among others.

POUF COTTON CANDY
POUF COTTON CANDY

Kids will also love Pouf Cotton Candy, with their yummy cotton candy flavours that also comes in fun animal shapes like elephants and dinosaurs.

Love seafood? Try more exotic varieties like ginataang kuhol (rival snails in coconut cream) and kinunot na pagi (spicy stingray in coconut cream) from Aling Doris.

An iconic Filipino dish also gets a unique twist with Kitchen Queen’s Adobo in a Jar and spicy adobo mushrooms at Perfect Mushrooms (who, by the way, also offers other mushroom treats like mushroom chicharon and pickled oyster mushrooms).

Bacon fans can discover even more ways to enjoy this delish dish. The Beef Barn is offering Caimito Smoked Bacon. Bacon also gets better when paired with another universal favourite – chocolate! Ryan’s Kitchen is serving up bacon covered with dark chocolates and almond.

These are just a few of the unique food finds shoppers can try at Eastwood City’s Weekend Bizarre Food Market, which continues the series of fun food events in Eastwood City as part of its Food Artistry Campaign. Launched last July, the Food Artistry campaign hopes to encourage foodies and amateur chefs to create their own art on a plate.

To learn more about Eastwood’s Food Artistry Campaign and events, guests can visit http://www.megaworldlifestylemalls.com, follow Eastwood’s Facebook page at facebook.com/eastwoodcity or call the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Concierge at 709-9888, 709-0888, 0917-8380111.

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Papa Didi’s Ice Cream: Locally sourced, handcrafted ice cream in unique flavors

Some of Papa Didi’s unique flavors: Tarragon, Roasted Forbidden Rice, Mango Ginger, etc. on display at Eastwood City’s Weekend Spice Souk All rights reserved http://www.urmajestysire.wordpress.com

If you are craving for ice cream and tired of the usual flavors, do drop by (as in highly recommended) PAPA DIDDI’s along Maginhawa street in Quezon City.

Missed the chance to have another taste at their shop when featured on Sarap Diva with Asia’s Got Talent finalists, Junior New System and Inday of said show a few months ago because I was assigned to the studio shoot.

Fast forward, was invited to experience Eastwood Mall’s Weekend Spice Souk with fellow foodies and was really happy to see Papa Diddi’s among the chosen exhibitors.

Giddily tried their ‘Forbidden Rice’ and ‘Farm Cheese’ and then went around the exhibit again with a mental note to go back and try their ‘Tarragon’ and ‘Mango Ginger’ – was pressed for time but almost ran to their spot for a taste before leaving.

It may be Divine Providence or they just saw how ‘enthusiastic’ I was with their products that they gave a pint of ‘Farm Cheese’ (Kesong Puti) and a pint of ‘Cheese Closed’ to-go (insert tears of joy here).

My Instagram post: ATM: Enjoying Saturday night with Papa Diddi’s Handcrafted Ice Cream Company ‘Cheese Closed’ and ‘Farm Cheese’..made from locally sourced ingredients, made in small batches that are hand-mixed and hygienically packed All rights reserved http://www.urmajestysire.wordpress.com!

Now why am I so ‘addicted’ to their ice cream you may ask? Well aside from their ‘I did not know you can make ice cream out of that’ flavors (champorado, roasted forbidden rice, tarragon, etc.), its because their products are made from locally sourced ingredients, made in small batches that are hand-mixed and hygienically packed!

So there you go, don’t just take my word for it, try it! Now let me enjoy my ice cream!

PAPA DIDDI’S HANDCRAFTED ICE CREAM:

434-3784

168 Maginhawa
Quezon City, Philippines