Take the Zest at SM Mall of Asia's International Food Fest

IHOP and Clawdaddy are two of the participating restaurants at the SM Mall of Asia's International Food Fest

How do you say FOOD in different languages? 

  • French- la nourriture 
  • Spanish- la comida
  •  Italion- Cibo 
  • German- die Nahrung
  •  Dutch- het voedsel 
  • Tamil- Sapadu
  •  Indonesian- Nakanan 
  • Turkish- yiyecek or Yemek
  •  Filipino- Pagkain

When we talk about food fest, who doesn't get excited about it? I bet everyone does! So what if I tell you that SM Mall of Asia has somethin' cookin' for all of us! They're having an "International Food Festival" that runs from September 5- 30, 2014 where over 50 participating restaurants get to tickle our taste buds, foodies! And guess what, since it's an international food festival, we don't have to plan a trip abroad and go to other countries to have a gastronomical experience, smells good right? The world-class cuisine can also be found in SM Mall of Asia.

Here's a sort of a teaser of what you're suppose to have and enjoy. Just recently, we had a very festive night. A food tour galore of sorts, hahaha, believe it or not, it really sounded so good and we all had a very heartful dinner in several fine and well-known restos in SM MOA which showcased dishes that were prepared 
exclusively for this month-long celebration of world-class cuisine. 

Do you wanna know our first stop? Well, this resto say, "Some of the best memories are made at the breakfast table. And for more than 50 years, millions of people have made those memories at IHOP. That's why we make it our mission to make your breakfast an experience to remember – and why it's part of everything we do." Yes, you've read it, we've successfully made our way to IHOP Restaurant! So who's on, for food-HOPping with me? 

Started as a breakfast restaurant in 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA, IHOP (International House of Pancakes) Restaurant continues to grow across the U.S. and around the world until it became an American icon. For a fresh start, we were very much warmly welcomed by Mr. Ronnel Baltazar, IHop Regional Director, Mr. Jhay P. Torres, IHop General Manager, Paolo Gutierrez,  Head Chef and Ms. Patricia Malong, Marketing Communications Officer of Global Restaurant Concepts, Inc., which handles IHOP, California Pizza Kitchen, Morelli's, Mad for Garlic, Gyu-Kaku, P.F. Chang's and IROHA wherein Mr. Archie Rodriguez leads the company as its President and CEO who's now on the cover of this month's Entrepreneur Magazine.

IHOP Mall of Asia is located at Ground Floor, North Entertainment Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City. It opens daily from 7 AM - 11 PM

Splashberry, a blend of IHOP's juicy red strawberries, lemon lime soda and premium orange juice

While sipping my new fave beverage, Splashberry, the signature dish of IHOP which is presently featured at the SM Mall of Asia International Food Fest, was served. It was a very fresh menu for all of us... check this out! 

Chicken and Waffle

You better give this new dish from IHOP a try, or you'll never experience its unique taste that keeps rolling on my palate. I can still recall the crunchiness of the chicken skin that's settled just right between each and every bite. It has a sweet, butter pecan flavor which Chef Paul has originally and successfully created for this specific event in SM Mall of Asia. Believe it or not, it really goes well with IHOP's  famous waffle. So, if I were you, don't fail to visit them and bring your family and friends, most especially this whole month of September. 

Of course, I would never let your eyes fail to witness what other delish menus that were generously served to us during our food tour at IHOP. 

Original Buttermilk Pancakes, Strawberries and Cream Pancakes ( love this!), Carbonara Fettuccini (super-like!),  Italian Chicken Pasta and Pot Roast Beef in Penne Pasta. I must commend their garlic butter toast as well. Congrats IHOP team! Thank you sooo much!!!

 Do you think we're already done? Nuh, uh, here's two more!

Hope you'll also try their newest Bread and Butter Pudding with ice cream on top, oh yeah! now, I'm missing you... and of course the luscious Strawberries and Cream Crepes

So, who's still with me in my next stop? ;-) Well, I'd better be going to my next food tour which is Clawdaddy! Hmmm... smells a whole lotta fun right? Come with me! 

Clawdaddy is located at the 2/F SM Mall of Asia, South VerandaOcean Drive. For reservations and other concerns, you may reach them at these nos.: (02) 550-1440/ 511-0646

I have left a room somewhere in my tummy for my Clawdaddy gastronomic experience and I oughta do that to achieve this! 

From the Clawdaddy's name itself, you'd definitely imagine a boat full of seafood! Most especially our friendly neighbor, CRABS! Clawdaddy Osteria Americana offers a clawsome experience where seafood meets Italian fusion cuisine. Been watching Clawdaddy being featured in several tv programs and reading articles about it, that's why I was so happy when I had the chance to tour Clawdaddy Osteria Americana as part of the SM MOA International Food Festival #MOAIntlFoodFest 

We were served with Spinach Fettuccini topped with blanched Shrimps and Bacon bits 

That was Clawdaddy's featured menu at the #MOAIntlFoodFest. It was a very fresh taste on my part considering it was served as a cold item. The sauce has a squash-y and cheesy taste and to perk it up, you can squeeze in a few drops of lemon. Definitely another fusion of seafood and Italian cuisine. 

I'd also like to share with you the other delish menus that they had us taste during our food tour. 

Special Potato Salad, Baby Back Ribs with Dirty Rice and grilled Corn, Caesar Salad (love this!), Seafood stew (shrimps, shredded squid, oysters) with rice and the one that we've been craving for--- the Typhoon Shelter Crab! It is loaded with toasted garlic (yum yum!) with stir fried egg noodles at the bottom. 

During the tour, we've also learned that, Clawdaddy and Murray's New Orleans Bourbon Street Ribs, Steaks & Oyster are both managed by same company, according to Ms. Rinna Reyes, Food and Beverage Service Manager. 

A Must-Try New Orleans Chicken Roulade in Jambalaya rice 

For the dessert part, we had Vanilla Ice Cream made more flavorful with caramelized Pecan Nuts

Finally, we've come to our last stop! Everyone's favorite place when it comes to doughnuts, it's Krispy Kreme! 

Krispy Kreme Drive Thru in SM Mall of Asia is specifically located at the Main Mall, Bay M Blvd., you can reach them in this contact no.: (02) 556-6044

Krispy Kreme is an international doughnut and coffee brand that is best known for its Original Glazed Doughnuts and Signature Coffee. The brand is present in more than 20 countries worldwide including the United States, Australia, Korea and the Philippines.

Me and my fellow bloggers got the chance to tour Krispy Kreme's very sacred place! It's their in-house bakery where they baked our favorite Original Glazed doughnuts and everything. 

Another kind of food adventure at Krispy Kreme! 

Thank you Krispy Kreme!!! #lovelovelove

You know amazing peeps, there a lot of exciting things to enjoy too, aside from the satisfaction that we get from food-tripping. You can also check out the photos of the "Special Eats" at the Main Mall Atrium, Main Mall Entrance of SM Mall of Asia. Other than that, MOA Eats diners have the chance to watch and participate in the live cooking demonstrations conducted by top chefs of four select restaurants. The cooking demos will be held at Tempura and Sbarro on September 5 and Clawdaddy, New Orleans and Vikings on September 12, 5:30. So for all of you who're so interested in cooking and been wanting to learn how your favorite dishes are prepared from its respective restaurants, better check this out! 

Here's another good news, amazing peeps, you can also win exciting prizes by participating in the Special Eats promo, where amazing treats are up for grabs. A social media contest, hosted by SM Mall of Asia twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts will give two lucky foodies a chance to dine with culinary luminaries at an exclusive Chef's Table meal, and each will get two round trip tickets to any local destination via Air Asia Zest. 

Here's more! A raffle coupon comes with every order of a Special Eats dish, and there are major prizes to be won! 

A. Third prize: One Air Asia Zest Round trip ticket to any domestic destination and 10K worth of Gift Certificates from IHOP. 

B. Second Prize: One Air Asia Zest Round trip ticket to any domestic destination and 15K worth of gift certificates from IHOP.

C. Grand Prize: Round trip ticket for two (2) to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia via Air Asia Zest, Hotel accommodation via Air Asia Go and a tour package! 

Isn't it exciting?! Isn't it soooo amazing?! Don't miss this absolute great festivity full of food, fun, surprises and amazing prizes! Treat yourself and your family! Dine at SM Mall of Asia and order for "Special Eats" which are only available during this whole month of September in over 50 participating restaurants at the SM Mall of Asia International Food Festival!!! 

SM Mall of Asia Official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/smmallofasia

The food bloggers of SM Mall of Asia International Food Festival 2014. Thank you SM Mall of Asia for everything and Great Image for such a great pic! 

Special thanks to co-blogger/friend Ms. Christian Melanie Lee of http://www.eccentricyethappy.info for extending the invite! 

Thank you for always being here amazing peeps! Hope it wouldn't take much of your time if I'd ask you to

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