Globe myBusiness, in partnership with CHiNOY TV, Ayala Malls, and Fil-Chi Ho Tsia Ho Dim, and GCash, Ayala Malls Cloverleaf was home to the Modern Tao Ke Food Fair! Among other Ayala Malls, mallgoers were able to enjoy some great food straight from the homes of foodie Chinoys in Quezon City.
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Here are some of the Tao Kes that were at Ayala Malls Cloverleaf:
Hanna Isabel Ng’s Machang House showcased their delicacies, including their well-loved machang that has been in their family since 1964. With the demand, from not only their family, but friends as well, they decided to launch Machang House in June 2020, serving Cantonese-style machang across the country.
The Cantonese-style machang they serve is meatier and bigger than traditional machang. It’s less salty than Hookien machang and it’s free from MSG and preservatives. It takes them 14 hours to prepare and 8 more hours to slow cook. Their wraps are a showcase of the time, effort, and patience they put into every one.
Chopsticks & Spoon
Chopsticks and Spoon might be familiar to you if you love getting great deals. Owned by Jose Toh, the business started around 20 years ago. Unlike a lot of stalls in malls, Chopsticks and Spoon is cooked as you order to provide delicious authentic dishes made with quality ingredients.
The pancit guisado and lomi are the best sellers but Johannah, Jose’s daughter, tells us that their homemade siomai “has always captured the hearts of our clients due to its generous size and servings, and deliciousness.”
The Dessert Bin
The Dessert Bin was started 8 years ago by Mikee Yu. Mikee and his sister baked cookies as a way to bond and get rid of the stress in their daily lives. It started with them giving away their baked goods during the holiday season, and their friends sharing it with more and more people. Eventually, their cookies got so popular that they started their own small business.
They infuse their cookies with unique flavors like coffee to make their treats stand out. Nowadays, Dessert Bin does not only sell delectable baked good but premium imported fruits as well. So if you choose to get your sugar high through fruits or cookies, they’ve got you covered.
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.