Saturday, July 21, 2018

Shopwise's Big Cook Off Features Asian Fusion Dishes

Showise Araneta recently had The Big Cook Off featuring Asian Fusion

I love doing our family grocery. And when it comes to grocery shopping, I always go to Shopwise Araneta. Among all the other household chores, it is grocery shopping that I enjoy the most. I find it truly therapeutic. So why do I go at Shopwise? Aside from its proximity from where I live, I love its hassle-free services and reasonably priced items. I also love the fact that there are a few brands or products that I can find there which aren't available in other supermarkets. Their Surebuy brand is made affordable for everyone. Plus, if I'd get hungry while in the middle of my shopping, I need not go anywhere else because delis, breads, rotisserie and D-I-Y mongolian bowls are available inside the grocery area itself. All I need to do is look for a vacant seat, wait for my order and voila! I can enjoy a filling meal while I'm doing my grocery shopping at Shopwise. So for me, it is indeed wise to shop at Shopwise. 

Recently, Purple Plum Fairy was invited to cover Shopwise Araneta's The Big Cook Off Asian Fusion  through the extended invitation from Mommy Bloggers Philippines which features exclusive products by means of a contest between selected bloggers versus culinary students of Apicius Culinary School.

The panel of judges lead by Chef JP Anglo

Despite of the heavy rains, the cook off pushed through where three bloggers took on the challenge to compete with three culinary students from Apicius Culinary School. The said event was hosted by Starstruck alumna Steven Silva while the panel of judges was lead by celebrity chef JP Anglo (of MasterChef Philippines fame).

Host Steven Silva

Shopwise is known to have given its loyal clients the "best value for their money"what with 20 to 30 percent off discounts. Wisecard members also doubles their points each time they shop on every first Wednesday of the month. 

The contestant is at work

Social Media practitioner Lea Domingo prepares her special dish

Apicius Culinary School bet is busy for his dish

Apicius Culinary School bets were Jobert Diaz who whipped up Stuffed Salmon and Prawns in Teriyaki, Arlujan Sansano has prepared Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Ginger Star Anise Sauce, while Arvin Fernandez showed his cooking prowess via Pan Shred Honey Lemon Chicken Combination with Assorted Vegetables. 

Meanwhile, foodie blogger contenders includes Lea Domingo who had her signature dish Tuna Meatball Sliders with Asian Jam, Jinkee Umali gave the judges a taste of her Thai Bagoong Rice, and food influencer Nathaniel Uy of Hungry Chef popularity had his Prawn Halang-Halang Ramen. 

Sorry we didn't have the actual photos of the dishes. Unfortunately, our photos had been corrupted. So we had no pictures to show you the dishes. 😔

Instagram influencer Nathaniel Uy wins in the cook off

The team who competed with the panel of judges

In the end, two sets of winners were named: two for each category.  Arvin Fernandez and Jobert Diaz won for the culinary students category while for the bloggers, Jinkee Umali and Nathaniel Uy won. They will all be back for the grand finals as this is just the 2nd leg of the competition. Congratulations to all the winners!

One of the winners of the Cook Off

To know more about Shopwise and more about the Grand Finals for the Big Cook Off, please like Shopwise page on Facebook 

Disclaimer: I am not compensated for this post. Opinions expressed are 100% my own.

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