Knorr Breaks Record by Serving Most Number of Tapa Dishes in One Day

Last January at SMX SM Aura, Unilever Food Solutions (UFS) Philippines, the maker of Knorr, Lady’s Choice, Best Foods and Lipton, held a record-breaking event by serving 100 varieties of tapa in one day. The event dubbed as Knorr Tapa Fiesta showcased the versatility of Knorr Liquid Seasoning for marinating and seasoning dishes.

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Tapa in 100 Ways. Unilever Food Solutions Philippines, together with 10 Filipino culinary innovators, sets a record in the Philippines with most number of tapa dishes served in one day made possible with Knorr Liquid Seasoning—the choice marinade of chefs and cooks in elevating the taste of dishes.

“As the preferred food service partner by chefs, cooks, and restaurateurs all over the Philippines, it is our joy and task to ensure that we continue helping them with the right set of products to make their dishes better for their customers,” shared James Benedict Carreon, Managing Director of UFS Philippines. “Through the Knorr Tapa Fiesta, we have showcased how Knorr is every chef’s choice of ingredient to elevate the taste of Filipino dishes.”

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UFS partnered with ten distinct Filipino chefs who created their ten signature and unique tapa dishes for this event. These tapa dishes featured different tastes, texture, and even inspirations that went beyond imagination.

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Clockwise: Grilled Knorr Liquid Seasoning-Marinated Portabello Mushroom Tapa by Chef Monica Dechavez; Tapa Bacon on Poached Egg and Kimchi Fried Rice by Chef Tim Abejuela; Beef Tapa Flakes in Soft Tortilla Cone with Oriental Dressing by Chef April Aluning; Tapa Unaju Roll by Chef Mikel Francis Zaguirre; Tapa Buns by Chef JA Ventura; Crispy Black Pepper Tapa by Chef Kit Carpio; Tapa Cheesecake by Chef Sonny Mariano; Tapang Kabute Kropeck by Chef Dem Tulaylay; Spicy Shrimp Pasta with Butter-Tapa Sauce by Chef Sabrina Gan; Ensaladang Tapang Bangus by Chef Chris Bautista

“This is a one of a kind event that has been made in the Philippines,” said Jacque Ruby of, a community that celebrates everyone who would like to be part of history, also A&E Networks Asia Head in the Philippines. “This sets a new cherecord that Filipinos should be proud of!”

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Gingerbon Ginger Sweets: Natural and Healthy Chewy Ginger Candies

I’ve been seeing Gingerbon Ginger Sweets on store shelves every time I buy groceries. I’ve been meaning to try them, too, but a previous unfortunate experience with a powdered ginger drink discouraged me from trying. Don’t get me wrong. I love ginger. In fact, I enjoy using them in my home-cooked dishes, but the powdered drink I bought was a tad too strong for me even if I adjusted the amount I put in my glass. That experience, however, didn’t stop me from eventually sampling Gingerbon Ginger Sweets when the opportunity presented itself. A few days ago, these chewy ginger candies were personally delivered to our doorstep.

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Gingerbon Ginger Sweets, Regular and Extra Strong

Product Description
Gingerbon Ginger Sweets are chewy ginger candies made from the finest ginger roots from Indonesia. They are available in two variants: Regular and Extra Strong.

Sugar, Tapioca, Starch, Ginger, Vegetable Oil

Healthy Benefits of Ginger
Aside from its use in cooking, ginger is also known for its medicinal properties, some of which are listed below.
• It relieves gastrointestinal irritation, nausea and vomiting.
• It reduces symptoms of dysmenorrhea.
• It reduces inflammation.
• It decreases the risk of obesity, heart disease and diabetes.
• It relaxes the vocal chords, allowing one to have optimum voice performance for everyday activities.

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My Two Cents
I had first dibs on these goodies as I was the only person at home when they were delivered. I found them delightfully chewy, not too sweet and not too spicy. Both variants (Regular and Extra Strong) are good, but I like Extra Strong more.

When our 9-year-old son tried it for the first time, he found it spicy and he kept on drinking water while he finished one piece of the Regular variant. After a few more tries, however, he became accustomed to the taste, and he now enjoys, consuming 3 to 4 pieces a day.

Upon our son’s prodding, my husband tried it, too, and he’s also now hooked. So now, there’s the three of us taking turns emptying the glass jar of Gingerbon Ginger Sweets we have at home. Lol!

Have you tried Gingerbon Ginger Sweets yet? Which variant do you like more?

Posted in Chewy Ginger Candy, Ginger, Gingerbon Ginger Sweets

Maisen at SM Megamall

Tonkatsu lovers will definitely enjoy dining at Maisen because of their classy ambiance, good customer service, delicious food, and unlimited offerings of rice, cabbage, pickle set, fruits and miso soup. Hubby brought us to Maisen SM Megamall a day before 2015 officially ended. The three of us ordered different katsu sets.

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We were each given a cold towel and complimentary tea (for hubby and me) shortly after we were seated.

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Kurobuta Loin Katsu Set, Php590.00

My first reaction when I saw this Kurobuta Loin Katsu Set on the menu was that it’s expensive. Hubby doesn’t seem to mind because he was really enjoying the thick but tender and tasty meat with extra crispy breading. All katsu sets are served with rice, cabbage, pickle set, fruits and miso soup. This particular katsu set comes with a special Kurobuta sauce (with lots of freshly grated apples) and mixed with Karakuchi (Worcestershire sauce).

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Cream Dory Katsu Set, Php380.00

I had the Cream Dory Katsu Set served with tartar sauce. First of all, the miso soup was served hot, which we all really liked, and it also had generous servings of tofu and wakame. The shredded cabbage went well with the roasted sesame seed dressing. I also enjoyed the pickle set which leaned more on the salty side, and yes, I loved the fruits, too! The cream dory was crunchy outside and was soft and succulent inside. All three of us had extra servings of rice, would you believe?

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Chicken Katsu Set, Php350.00

This Chicken Katsu Set, ordered and photographed by our 9-year-old son, was also well liked by him. He said the chicken katsu dipped in Amakuchi (sweet sauce) was yummy. He asked for extra rice and for some of my cream dory because he ran out of “ulam.” Lol! He isn’t fond of fruits and veggies, though, so hubby got his cabbage, while I got his pickle set and fruits.

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Every table has a tray of sauces and condiments to spice up an already delectable meal.

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My son and I were already on our second serving of rice in this picture. He was also on his second serving of miso soup here.

3/F, Building A
SM Megamall
Mandaluyong City

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