Food has the power to heal. And to soothe seething tempers. As was proven during this yearâ€™s World Food Expo, because despite feeling murderous during the whole getting inside thing, strolling around, surrounded by copious amounts of food easily made me happy again.
I mean, one of the first things I set eyes on was a big cow printed piece of machinery. You can just imagine how big the smile on my face was after seeing it. I honestly have no idea what it is. Mixer? Ice Cream maker? Giant squeezer? Torture Device? All I know is that it’s cute and it makes me go Moo!
Another interesting booth was the one with the gumpaste flowers. While gumpaste flowers are nothing new, the amount of detail on the ones shown there was astounding. No wonder everybody was snapping photos of the display. With these flowers, imagine how much easier it would be for the average home baker to create beautiful cakes without needing to go take cake decorating classes.
Because we hadn’t eaten yet, we wanted to try eating the various dishes on sale at the Nam An booth. Unfortunately, it was quite full and we couldn’t find a seat. Everybody looked satisfied with what they were eating so it was probably good.
Instead, we grabbed a Hungarian Sausage from this stand. It tasted okay enough. Not as finely made as the Hungarian Sausage from delis like Santis, but for the price, it was worth it. I imagine this would be good to sell ala ready-to-eat Hotdog Cart.
At the Antonio Pueo booth, we bought some instant champorado (chocolate porridge) and tablea, the cocoa tablets used to make Spanish style hot chocolate. While most Antonio Pueo products are available at retail stores, we never bought it because we didn’t know how good it was. Thanks to their free sample however, we discovered that despite being an instant food product, the champorado tasted close to the homemade kind my grandmother used to make from scratch. It was a far cry from other instant champorado brands that we’ve tried before.
Another booth which made my wallet bleed was the Milk Tea booth. They also had a booth at last year’s WOFEX but because they ran out of it, I wasn’t able to buy any of their powdered Milk Tea. This year though, I was able to grab a large bag. After buying, I should’ve known better than to linger, because I ended up buying a bottle of the Lemon Citron teaâ€”this other woman customer vouched that it was wonderful, sure enough, the sampler they served me proved itâ€”and a box of Lavender Milk Tea.