Greenbelt recently became home to food stalls that offered homemade Chinoy favorites for the Modern Tao Ke Food Fair. The event was organized by Globe myBusiness, in partnership with Ayala Malls, GCash, CHiNOY TV, and Fil-Chi Ho Tsia Ho Dim.
Here are some of them:
Go! Go! Dimsum
Frank Cheng tells us that Go! Go! Dimsum started in 2010, offering “a wide variety of authentic Chinese dim sum based on Hongkong chef recipes.” The recipes are specially formulated by Cheng with food knowledge he has gained over the years.
Hotels, universities, and food stores are among their bulk buyers, but they’ve also started their own store called, Go Dimsum Bar. The Go Dimsum Bar was created because they “wanted to offer to-go but good quality dim sums that are readily made available at a low price as compared to usual Chinese fine-dining.” This dedication to change has afforded them new opportunities and avenues of income. Because of their history supplying to different Chinese restaurants, the taste of their goods may be familiar and enamor you to the brand.
Cakeaholic by Joanne
Cakeaholic by Joanne started 7 years ago. A few months after having her first child, Joanne P. Torres decided to try baking. And before she knew it, she was constantly bringing her baked goods to family and friends. “My heart was always full to see how they love what I made.” This awoke her entrepreneurial spirit as. “This was when I decided to really turn it into a business.”
Her kids grew as her business did, which led to her looking for new space to expand. “My family and customers will always be my inspiration to make beautiful cakes and delicious pastries.”
Joanne’s pastries are homemade and handmade with love. “We make sure our pastries are not too sweet so people of all ages can enjoy it.” Not to mention, they use quality ingredients to make sure you’ll love every calorie.
Siomai & Siopao ni Yeye
Jonelyn Kok started Siomai & Siopao ni Yeye in August 2020 when she and her husband noticed that people were purchasing most of their food online, so she decided to build on that and sell their homemade siomai and siopao. They even offer xiaolongbao that’s as big as a siopao! What an out-of-the-box dimsum concept!
Siomai & Siopao ni Yeye’s goods are special because they base their recipes on Cantonese cuisine. The Kok couple are into cooking, baking, and trying a variety of Chinese cuisine which led them to fall in love with Cantonese cuisine. And now, they’re providing you with siomai and siopao that will have you falling in love with them too.
Activities like this food fair is one of the efforts by the Modern Tao Ke campaign to inspire and empower tao kes in these challenging times. Read about some of the other activities we’ve hosted to inspire the community here.