Madrid Fusion Manila 2015: Showcasing the Philippine and Spanish Cuisine

Madrid Fusion Manila 2015

A historic and remarkable 3-day event last April 24-26 in SMX Convention Center, as for the first time, the Madrid Fusion happens in Manila! Recognized as the most important Spanish gastronomy congress, this 12-year world-renowned event aims to celebrate and showcase the rare meeting of the top Spanish and Filipino chefs. In addition to that, visitors are able to enjoy its trade fair, wherein 165 booths are in.

Here are the photos we've taken during our visit to this prestigious culinary festivity:
From the Southern part of the country, the Zamboanga Tourism Council shares the delicious taste of their proudly made native food products.

Zamboanga Exhibit Booth
Exhibit Design & Fabrication by Benew Designs  
Two spanner crabs, which are known as "curacha" in the province of Zamboanga, are served along with "achara de bongga".

Crab Cuisine

Achara de Bongga

The Zamboanga's famous Alavar sauce is also free to taste, which are perfect to partner to the "curacha".

Zamboanga Food Products

Sliced ripe mangoes and bagoong

Zamboanga White

World-class beverage solution EQuilibrium Intertrade Corporation promotes their own version of "lambanog" using their premium brand products.

Tea enthusiasts can go gaga over to the wide variety of tea products in different flavors by Dilmah.

Equilibrium and Dilmah Exhibit Stand

Dilmah tea products

Another good-looking exhibit stand is by the Holy Carabao Holistic Farms. Here they brought samples of fruits, vegetables, rice and meat harvested straight from their farms.

Holy Carabao Holistic Farms

Visit Ph 2015 / TPB Exhibit Stand

Along with the Tourism Promotions Board Philippines, the Department of Agriculture are also present to market showcase some of the best of the Philippine food delicacies.

Department of Agriculture Trade Show Display

Bottled sweet mango products

Bottled Laing

Coconut milk powder products

Coconut products

Moreover inside the DOA trade show pavilion, Milea Bee Farm brings a sample of their bee farm.

thai chili and pesto

choco tablea and cacao balls

free taste of malagos dark chocolate

Alcala peanut products

At the CALABARZON booth, visitors are able to enjoy the favorite Filipino "meriendas"  and Southern Tagalog delicacies.

Coffee products from the CALABARZON region


Kulawong Talong and Kilawing Lomo

The Farm at San Benito Exhibit Booth

Mushroom Dips

Homemade crackers with Dip and Salsa
Homemade crackers & dip
Farmman Seafood Solutions

Fried Tinapa

Foods & Wines from Spain Exhibit Stand

Bottles of Wine

Bottle of Cocktail Wine

Jamon Royale

Something new to a Filipino eye is this big dry-cured ham leg called Prosciutto (hat tip to my Patrick Hizon for the term, BTW). This expensive ham leg is traditionally served into thin slices and uncooked. Surprisingly, it taste so good! 

Prosciutto ham leg

La Espanola Olive Oils

Mama Sita's Tradeshow Display

Philippines' favorite flavoring, Mama Sita's shares the taste of Filipino dishes using their hot pepper sauce - even on a cucumber ice cream!

Mama Sita's Labuyo Hot Pepper on Cucumber Mint with Tropic Sugar

Breville Trade Show Display

Congratulations to the organizers of Madrid Fusion Manila 2015 for making this prestigious food fair, possible! Till next year!

See you on Madrid Fusion Manila 2016