Mallgoers will have the rare opportunity to taste authentic culinary specialties from Southeast Asian countries in Asean Culinary Delights, The Food Fair happening at SM Aura Premier’s SMX Convention Center today.
These include global foodie favorites like Sate Pentul from Indonesia, Onde Onde from Malaysia, Laksa from Singapore, Chicken Relleno from the Philippines, Tom Yum Kung from Thailand and Beef Noodle Soup from Vietnam.
The event will also give shoppers a taste of delightful—but rarely sampled—regional specialties: Banana Heart Kerabu from Brunei, Nhom Bankear Misour (Rice Vermicelli Shrimp Salad) from Cambodia, Ohn Noh Khkuk Swe from Myannmar, as well signature dishes from Laos.
A project of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Ladies Foundation in partnership with SM Aura Premier, the food fair will feature the cuisine from the ten Asean member countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
These culinary gems are part of the cookbook, Asean Culinary Delights, a project by the same foundation, which is composed of the first ladies of Asean ambassadors, who organize charity and outreach programs to help enrich the lives of the less fortunate. The proceeds of the event will be donated to assist in the rehabilitation and reconstruction of typhoon-ravaged areas in the Visayas. The cookbook will be available at the food fair.
On the other hand, the food fair is divided into five sections: “Childhood Favorites,” “Signature Dishes,” “Delectable Delights,” “Festive Fare,” and “Celebrity Chefs.”
Starting at 10 a.m., the event will also feature cultural presentations, as well as other Asian cuisines.