Philippines Is Back With Its National Food Fair For 2023 And Here’s What You Can Expect

by Shreya Shriyan
Philippines Is Back With Its National Food Fair For 2023 And Here’s What You Can Expect

During the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of countries faced economic burdens owing to the worldwide lockdown and tourism restrictions. But now that the restrictions have been lifted and the world has moved on from it, Philippines is back with its celebrated National Food Fair for 2023. Wondering what the theme for this year’s fair is? Here’s what you can expect.

Philippines’s 2023 National Food Fair Is A Treat For Foodies

 

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The 2023 National Food Fair: Philippine Cuisine and Ingredients Show, is the country’s one of the most popular trade shows. Foodies can enjoy the fair as there is a 5-day event planned for them. The events would take place from July 12-16, 2023 at the Megatrade Halls, in SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

The theme for this year’s fair is “Go Discover, Taste, Enjoy!” As a fairgoer, you can witness a huge selection of cooked and processed food, agricultural products, and fresh produce. You can also expect a wide range of beverages and varieties from the country’s 16 regions.

The 2023 National Food Fair has a daily program of activities. It includes talks on entrepreneurship and live cooking demonstrations. It is also set to have tutorials on wine mixing and presentations on food and business topics.

This will not only be open to the public to enjoy but is also free of cost. Yes, there is no entry fee.

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Coconuts To Be The “Main Character” Of  National Food Fair

 

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The event is based on research projects by state colleges and universities, the Department of Agriculture, and the Department of Science and Technology. It will introduce innovative products generated by biotechnology and production techniques that could change the food value chain.

The 2023 National Food Fair will continue to showcase the country’s wealth-generating product, coconuts, at the fair. The showcase will happen through the Coconut-based MSME Cluster and the Philippine Coconut Industry Pavilion, as reported by the Manila Times.

A video series of “Cooking with Coconut” will be made available on BDTP’s social media accounts before the event. The Philippines is known as being among the world’s top coconut producers.

Apart from these, the fair will also include projects and initiatives focused on sustaining inclusive development and growth in rural agro-industries. These initiatives will help the local farmers and the local market of the Philippines get a much-needed boost.

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Have you ever been to the Philippines National Food Fair, or do you plan on visiting any time soon? Let us know in the comments section below. For now, be sure to enjoy some lip-smacking Filipino fare.

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