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Select Soy Sauce and Sukang Puti now in Visayas and Mindanao

Wellmade Manufacturing Corporation Launches Select Soy Sauce and Sukang Puti in

Filipino well-loved dishes: Pancit and Adobo cooked with Select soy sauce and sukang puti

As a mom, being the one in-charge of our kitchen, I am always on the lookout for things that give ultimate value for money. For sure, I am not alone in the  unwritten rule that grocery food items need to be both great-tasting and affordable to be in my grocery list! Do you agree? 

And since no Filipino table is complete without our well-loved comfort food such as adobo and pansit, moms and dads or anyone in the family who loves cooking, particularly those from the Visayas and Mindanao would be delighted to know that Luzon's favorite brand, SELECT soy sauce and suking puti is finally available in the area.

I attended the product launch here in Davao City at dusitD2 (Dusit Thani Hotel) last week and the chef prepared the above-mentioned Pinoy dishes using Select soy sauce and sukang puti. We had the chance to sample them and personally I can say that they certainly tasted good. I liked it that the adobo had the classic taste, not too sour and with a hint of sweetness in it.
 dusitD2 Exec Sous Chef Rauzer Garcia's sulit sarap meals

To give you a background, Select is produced by Wellmade Manufacturing Corporation which is a trusted brand by Filipinos. For 44 years now, the company and the Select brand is synonymous to quality and taste, essential elements of a product that make food taste extra special.

Select is proudly Philippine-made. It is the brands mission is to provide high quality, healthy,
cooking products that are affordable to the average Filipino consumer.

A husband and wife Chinese migrants established Essential Manufacturing in 1975 with Select
Soy Sauce and Select Vinegar as the company’s main products. With limited capital, they started
a small business with minimal production and distribution limited in Luzon,” said Joseph Charles
Cruel, the managing director of Wellmade.

We’re a year short of turning 45 years old. We took small yet sure steps with the company’s
growth. This year will be another milestone for Wellmade when the Select products will start its
distribution in Visayas and Mindanao,” he said.


Going Fresh and Healthy with Natureal Juice

I first saw this brand of juices in malls around the city a few years ago and instantly fell in love with it.  Hands down, it's really great-tasting with just the natural fruit taste, no more, no less.  Since then, our family has become regular consumers up to this day.

Last week, I was invited to be part of the Fresh Day 2019 event for bloggers and from there, I got to know the story behind Natureal Juice.

THE LITTLE STORY behind Natureal Juice

Did you know that the creators of Natureal Juice are avid fans of calamansi juice?

They realized there’s something about real fresh, homemade calamansi juice that wasn’t present in any of the calamansi juice options available in stores or groceries today. They just don’t taste the same. The creators of Natureal Juice saw this as an opportunity to develop something they know the local market wants but do not have convenient access to just yet. And that’s how Natureal Juice Calamansi came to be —real and fresh calamansi juice with no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives.

Natureal Juice released two more flavors: Mango Fusion and Passion Fruit, both with calamansi juice infused into the formulations as well. The Natureal Juice first made its debut in SM Lanang Premier's Weekend Bazaar last October 2015.

In 2016, Natureal Juice launched its first permanent kiosk in SM Lanang Premier. Since then, it has opened several more outlets around Mindanao. Natureal Juice has also launched seasonal flavor, Green Mango.


The Long Term Solution: Renewable Energy

the long term solution would be to utilize renewable sources of energy
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Did you guys know that the Philippines is a country that relies heavily on importing energy from foreign sources? Despite this fact, the country still faces an energy crisis. In some parts of the archipelago, 12- hour power outages aren’t so uncommon. Now, you may ask, what would be the solution for this? The answer is renewable energy.

The nation is very energy-hungry, and the number one energy resource that satiates this
thirst are fossil fuels. A recent statistic states that the Philippines depends on fossil fuels for over
73% of its energy needs. And as the country’s population continues to grow, so will its demand for energy. If the nation continues to rely on non-renewable sources of energy, there will eventually be a point wherein these sources will run dry. Since fossil fuels take millions of years to come into existence, it is impractical to rely on them forever. Fossil fuels also contain high amounts of carbon and are the leading cause of global warming.

However, as of recent times, another statistic states that the Philippines relies on 30% of
its energy generation on renewable energy. Since the nation is near the equator, it is
understandable that we would be utilizing and harvesting solar energy. Solar energy, in many
ways, is the complete opposite of fossil fuels. It is renewable, which means that we cannot run
out of solar energy for as long as the sun is alive. According to NASA ( National Aeronautics and Space Administration ), the sun is expected to live for another 6.5 million years. Solar energy is also abundant. The US Department of Energy states that in a single hour, the power we receive from the sun is more than the whole world uses in a year. If an energy source is both renewable and abundant, then it is also sustainable. In other words, if we cannot over-consume a resource, then it is considered to be sustainable.


Palm oil talk with Jolly Claro Palm Olein

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Jolly Claro Palm Oil gathered bloggers from Davao City last week for an informative discussion about PALM OIL. 

Palm oil, among the different kinds of cooking oil in the market, is the widely used cooking oil in most Filipino homes and in Southeast Asia. As the name implies, palm oil is extracted from the flesh of the palm fruit. 

Aside from being affordable, it also has a high smoke point suitable for high heat cooking. 
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And as one of the top palm oil brands in the country, JOLLY CLARO undergoes a unique 5-step process to meet high quality standards. 

It is made from 100% pure palm olein. Palm oil is semi-solid at room temperature while Palm olein is the liquid part of palm oil.

Three times refined and 2x filtered! That is why it is clearer and does not get rancid easily.


Unli Samgyupsal plus more in Gangnam in Davao Restaurant

Spicy, sweet and tangy Korean street food? Unlimited SamgyupsalBibimbap? Kimchi?


If you're drooling with the mention of these food, then head over to Gangnam in Davao Restaurant located along Pryce Business Park, beside Landco in J.P. Laurel Bajada or at their branch at the ground floor of Abreeza Mall, Davao City .

Chef Edwin doing a Samgyupsal demo 

Their Head Chef, Edwin Manabat tells us that they serve authentic Korean dishes that's made affordable to Davaoenos. They also made some twists to some dishes to adapt to Filipino palate for a more satisfying dining experience that's only unique with Gangnam.