I planned to check out the OTOP National Expo 2011 last Friday and said I'd only stay for an hour. It was getting late and I thought I'd still drop by my best friend's office so we could catch up. The expo had roughly 200 exhibitors organized according to industry which made it easy if you only want to look at food or home furnishings. Well, I went through all of them!
Galing ng Pinoy! I found a couple of interesting stuff for the house. I had to bookmark some more because they were bulky items. I prefer a natural finish for home furnishing. Fortunately, hubby and I usually agree with home decor. Only his definition of home decor includes his toy collections. For now, I don't mind since the boys also get to play with them.
I couldn't stop myself from going back and trying out some of the delicacies. I enjoy getting native pasalubong and have fun trying different food products from all over the country.
Some of my favorite pasalubong/snacks during my visits to the provinces include:
|Calasiao Puto from Pangasinan|
|Empanada from Ilocos|
There were some that I have not tried yet.
|Delicacies from Samar, Zambales and Quezon|
Oh, and maybe its sinful to have more of these but I just have to indulge every once in a while ;)
|Bagnet, Alamang and Adobong Tahong|
I didn't notice I had stayed for more than 3 hours. I took some photos and got the chance to chat with some entrepreneurs. I will feature them here soon so you can get to know them :)