Now I've always supported and love going to the Tastefully Food & Beverage Expo each time they have it, around three to four times a year. The most recent one, The 9th Tastefully Food & Beverage Expo 2015 was held at Midvalley Megamall on the 31st July to 2nd August, with more than 100 exhibitors and brand joining in including major exhibitors like F&N, Biogrow Oat BG 22, Auric Pacific and more. Save the date for the next one at SPICE Penang from 28th to 30th August 2015.
|The 9th Tastefully Food & Beverage Expo 2015 @ Midvalley Megamall (crowd lining up before it opened)|
9th Taste Fully Food & Beverage Expo
Midvalley Megamall Exhibition Centre
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel : 603 9130 2655
|Live demonstration on stage|
Held at Midvalley Megamall Exhibition Centre 31st July to 2nd August 2015, it was the biggest food and beverage expo in Malaysia with around 240 participated booths and overseas exhibitors from Japan, Korea, Egypt, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Taiwan, Australia and America to join in as well. Pretty big expo if you asked me, and definately worth a visit.
I'll be listing down some of the brands and products which I had the chance to visit during the expo. Check them out below! Due to the vast number of booths, I will be doing five in this post and five more in a subsequent blog post.
#1. Bean & Beans (Booth #149)
|#1. Bean & Beans (Booth #149)|
Bean & Beans were basically these cute cups of instant deserts to cater for folks always on the go. Imagine 'tong sui' in a cup, instant and hassle free and you get the idea. With five varieties to choose from including red bean, red bean with coconut, green bean with coconut and wholesome goodies, each of these cups can be prepared in under 10 minutes.
|Red bean tong sui for you sir?|
Bean and Beans had an offer at the expo with 2 cups going for only RM5. Pretty worth it. I tried their red bean soup, and it came off being really thick and sweet. Perfect for the sweet tooth, but a tad too sweet for me. Check them out at their website (www.beans.my) and facebook at www.facebook.com/BeanBeansMY . Their products are also available at speedmart 99, 7-11 and Giant hyper-mart, Cold Storage, Jason’s Foodhall and D’Mercato Marketplace.
#2. LSH Sesame Oil Specialist (Booth 131 & 132)
|#2. LSH Sesame Oil Specialist (Booth 131 & 132)|
Serving some of the most fragrant sesame oil I've smelled and tasted for a while, LSH Sesame Oil Specialist really does come off as being experts in what they do. It's a local brand, from Muar to be exact, they produce sesame oil for your everyday enjoyment, or for those who need it to cook the dishes during after birth confinement. Yes, Chinese folks will understand the tradition of having lots of meat dishes doused in sesame oil to rid the air inside the mummy's stomach. They market it under the Marathon Globe Brand.
|Check out their range of products|
|Ginger deep fried with LSH Sesame Oil|
LSH Sesame Oil Specialist were having multiple offers at Tastefully Expo, where they are selling at a promotion price of RM14 for 640ml bottles. If you buy two items at RM30, you get a free gift. Buy 3 combination packets of Mi Suah @ RM 15.00 and you get a free mini bottle of Sesame Oil. I personally would recommend their products as it is indeed fragrant, as in you could smell it a distance away the moment their promoters started to deep fry food using the sesame oil. Check them out at their website (http://www.lowseathoon.com) for more information.
#3. Cheffaro (Booth B11)
|#3. Cheffaro (Booth B11)|
Now I've heard before the Cheffaro brand, with its signature green tomato colour. They are a well-known brand in Malaysia specialising in Authentic Malaysian Cuisine Pastes. A quick drop by at their booth, where the marketing folks explained that Cheffaro aims to bring out the best of Malaysian cuisine to all home cooks, helping even the most inexperienced cook to achieve the best result in Malaysia’s Cuisine. Perfect for cooking newbies like myself, easy to use, simple to cook.
|Various traditional paste are available from Cheffaro|
Cheffaro had some pretty good offers at the fair, where each packet (Curry Laksa Paste, Prawn Noodle Paste, Sambal Petai Paste, Asam Fish Paste, Rendang Paste and more) were selling at RM10 for 3. Their Cili Giling were selling at RM2 for 3 cups, while you could buy 3 cans of Lychee for RM5. We sampled some of their food at the booth, and it actually tasted rather good. Theyhave lychee syrups too, which had that balanced sweetness in it. For more information, you can check out their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Cheffaro
4. Rich Mama (Booth 172 & 173)
|4. Rich Mama (Booth 172 & 173)|
A brand under the Fusipim Brands, Rich Mama offers lots of frozen noms including Cheese Fish Tofu, Seafood Steamboat Combo, Fish Ball, Veggie Fish Ball, Mini Fish Cake, Fish Tofu, Cuttlefish, and Imitation Crab Claw. They are famous for their steamboat selections and ready-to-cook frozen seafood.
|It's all about getting that perfect steamboat ingredient.|
The company started business in 1988. In 1993, the company expanded their business with the purchase of three acres industrial land (current). With the introduction of the state-of-the-art machineries in the manufacturing process and increased in manpower, the company could now produce a wider range of products with a greater varieties.
Some of the offers by Rich Mama at the expo include 2 packs choices of their Rich Mama Selection Frozen Seafood Items @ RM 10 with free 1 packet of the Mini Fish Cake. If you spend above RM20, there's a free tupperware with mini fish cake thrown in as well. Their products are available at all major hypermarkets. More information can be obtained from their website at http://www.fusipim.com
#5. BioGrow (Booth S03 & S03A)
|#5. Biogrow (Booth S03 & S03A)|
|BG22, my favourite bran powder, for a healthier me!|
There were more healthy products at Tastefully Expo this round, with Biogrow being one of the bigger ones. Founded on the principle of providing good health based on the concept of Nature, Biogrow launched the ‘Re-Natured® Nutrients’ vitamins and minerals into the market.
|BG22 Oat Crispy Cereal, for those on-the-go|
About 15 years ago, a scientific breakthrough was accomplished for the first time enabling the commercial duplication of the natural biological processes by which plants combine nutrient components into food concentrates. This historic milestone made available a new range of nutrient supplements with unparalleled levels of Absorption, Retention and Utilization.
Two new flavours which is the Peach flavour and the Strawberry Flavour were launched this year, to make their product more palatable. Some folks love to have some flavouring in their bran and oats, just because the plain ones were just too, plain.
|The very sweet looking marketing lady from BioGrow posing for us|
Offers by BioGrow at the expo include getting 3 tins of Oat BG22 at RM150 (RM51 each), Oat Crispy Cereal 12’s + 2’s at RM 52 each, and Oat Bran Powder Travel Pack 30s x 9g at RM47.
For more information, you can check out their website at http://biogrow.com.my/ . They are available at Chain Pharmacies like Guardian, and Caring Pharmacy.
To be continued at my next post linked at http://www.isaactan.net/2015/08/9th-tastefully-food-beverage-expo-2015-midvalley-megamall-part-2.html ... Check it out for more writeup on the booths and brands available at The 9th Tastefully Food & Beverage Expo 2015 @ Midvalley Megamall ! Save the date for the next one at SPICE Penang (previously known as PISA) from 28th to 30th August 2015.