Providing another chance for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to shine, CHiNOY TV teams up with Fil-Chi Ho Tsia Ho Dim to present the Seng Di Feature series, a project that puts the spotlight on local businesses, chefs, food photographers, and food videographers.
Similar to its Asian noodle counterparts, pasta has long been an appreciated staple among Chinoys. After all, coming in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and sauces, what’s there to not love?
Presented in today’s feature are four culinary kitchens that serve amazing Italian delights for you to try:
1. The OC Chef
The OC Chef is especially known for its cheesy and luscious lasagna, which is created by the ama of the family managing the start-up. Having initially been a success as a side gig in a community fair last November 2019, the project was relaunched during the second month of the quarantine and quickly became a full-blown business.
WHAT TO TRY: The OC Chef’s best-selling items are their Luscious Lasagna (Funsize – P400, Half – P800, Whole – P1,500), Rockin Ribs (Half Rack – P550, Full Rack – P1,000), and Special Chinese Lumpia (Half Order – P550, Whole Order – P1,000).
The OC Chef accepts orders online via their social media accounts.
2. Hola Mamita!
Malou de Veyra’s culinary dream once took a backseat when her husband fell ill and passed away from cirrhosis. During those nine years of sickness, de Veyra learned how to make memorable and comforting food, developing a special passion for puttanesca. Finally able to revisit her old hobby during the community quarantine, de Veyra opened Hola Mamita, ready to not only share time-tested recipes but also the well-loved memories of her husband and life.
WHAT TO TRY: Hola Mamita’s signature dish is its Puttanesca Adriano, which comes with Zoodles or zucchini noodles (400g – P600). Other dishes include Pasta Leeroy, a Spanish sardines aglio e olio (Exacto, 2 pax – P350; Fiesta, 6 pax – P1,000); Pasta Patricio, a shiitake aglio e olio (Exacto, 2 pax – P375; Fiesta, 6 pax – P1,100); and Pasta Vincitore, which is a delicious mix of beef salpicao, button mushrooms, and toasted garlic (Extra, 3 pax – P800; Fiesta – P1,550), among others.
Hola Mamita accepts online orders via its social media accounts.
3. Doña Mila’s Lasagna
Doña Mila’s Lasagna had its humble beginnings in 1990. At the time, it was a small food business managed by a mother who sold homemade dishes in her children’s school to afford them an education. As time passed, Doña Mila’s Lasagna became a household favorite among family and friends.
Wanting to give back to his mother, Derrence Lao and his wife Addie Lao continued where the business had previously left off by starting an online store in 2016. Recently, its home-based kitchen has been upgraded to a full commissary.
WHAT TO TRY: Doña Mila’s Lasagna has a menu that offers tasty items such as its Premium Baked Lasagna (P500/P1,300), Salted Egg Chicken Nuggets (P650/P250), and All-Around Chicken Spread (P550 per 1,100g tub).
Doña Mila’s Lasagna accepts online orders via its social media accounts.
4) Euro Rich Foodtrade Corporation
Originally a passion project started by a sister duo’s love for travel and fine foods, Euro Rich Foodtrade Corporation is a grocery company that provides authentic European products and ingredients. Its aim is to recreate the culinary travel experience at home, with the belief that every person deserves to travel the world through their tastebuds.
“Our products are authentic European items produced and shipped from Spain, Italy, Poland, and Greece,” shared business representative Eisen Dy. “This gives them a superior type of quality as compared to the ones manufactured elsewhere.”
WHAT TO TRY: Euro Rich Foodtrade’s best-selling items include their Mazza Truffle Salsa (P750), Mazza Black Truffle Oil (P550), Happy Barn Full Cream Milk (P65), Dolce Vita Linguine (P45), Dolce Vita Fusili (P55), Dolce Vita Sundried Tomatoes (P170), Parmigiano Reggiano (P1,440/kg), and Sliced Proscuitto Ham (300g – P445).