Sunday, July 3, 2016

Styles and Bites:Food and Fashion Flair

Styles and Bites
Combining the love for food and fashion, Styles and Bites gathered exhibitors that range from bag resellers to food trucks. Yes, there were 2 mini food trucks at the venue.

Eggette waffle

These so called eggette waffles/bubble waffles are cooked in special pans that can be rotated so that the bubbles are formed completely. The bubbles are crispy on the outside and a bit soft inside. In essence, they are waffles with pockets of crispiness.

The first waffle made was obviously soggy and did not become the least bit crispy. But the attendant was kind enough to explain that something was wrong in the batter and would cook another one from another batter mix.

The next one turned out fine with the crispy bubbles. My order looked really plain compared to the ones displayed since I opted not to put any toppings. They offer toppings and ice cream but I think melted ice cream would just compromise the crispiness.

It's a little more expensive than the regular waffles. Although regular waffles are more filling, it offers a new way to to enjoy waffles with added crispiness.

Empanada de Iloko

Seeing that the "kwek-kwek" orange colored, crispy shelled, empanadas are within my budget, I did not hesitate to try one. The empanada I am familiar with are smaller in size with thicker dough shells which are filled with meat. It's my first time to try an Ilocos empanada and I am not disappointed.

I ordered the "special" variant which is filled with vegetable, one egg and some longganisa. This variant, although called special, is actually one of the simpler items in their selection. They offer empanadas with no veggies hence more meat,  double egg, double meat, and double double (2 eggs and 2 serving of longganisa).

It was crispy on the outside while savory in the inside. The egg balanced the saltiness of the veggies and meat. One serving came with a side of vinegar, just as how one would enjoy an order of lumpiang ubod or tokneneng. This isn't very common in Metro Manila. Now I am craving for more.

Other Stalls

Cotton candy art! The kid in me screams! I chanced upon a pig head shaped cotton candy and an elephant shaped cotton candy. I also saw a t-rex shaped blue one but was not able to take a photo. They also offer cotton candy in gradient shades.

I got to try one piece of this ham from the free samples. It was lean, tender, and tasty.

Pistachio butter tasted really pistachio-ey. But it is on the pricey side.

Here is one of the food trucks I was talking about. But I am not a fan of wings so I just took a photo of their red mini truck.

And here's the other food truck.

This roast beef looked tender but I'm not quite sure on what it would taste like (no free sample).

Tempted to try one of the machangs on the far left side of the picture.

Giant sausages were sold beside the waffle stall.

I have seen this spread stall before...The pesto variant is tasty

 More food. Mediterranean inspired, I guess.

Now something  to quench your thirst.

Non-food Stalls
There were also a lot of bags, shoes, make-up, clothes and toys available on other stalls. Here are some of them.

I went to the bazaar a little past 12noon on the first and last day. That's a little past opening time so there weren't that much people yet. I didn't get to take photos of all the stalls though.

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