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Brigada: Adventures in Marogondon, Cavite



I was a guest and co-host for this segment of Brigada to feature Maragondon as the next travel and adventure destination near Manila. Go watch and discover what the town can offer for tourism.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Visit the Big Bite: Northern Food Festival in Marquee Mall, Angeles, Pampanga this Oct 16-18, 2015

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Travel to the north side of Luzon and experience a grand of food festival at the 3rd annual Big Bite: Northern Food Festival at the parking lot area of Marquee Mall in Angeles, Pampanga. The food fest will bring 100 kinds of food concepts from the Northern Luzon region this Oct 16-18, 2015. Entrance is FREE and also take a time to over indulge yourself with the yummy “sisig” at the event, because that’s the main specialty in Pampanga and it’s a must have, must eat and never leave town without a single bite of sisig.

Yesterday at the opening day, Big Bite showcased three kinds of “sisig” that was cooked in different way – in Pampanga, we have the traditional pork sisig cooked by Chef Sau del Rosario, for Pangasinan there’s the Bangus sisig cooked by Danilo Maramba , and for Ilocos kind of sisig, Chef Jackie dela Cruz cooked a dinakdakan sisig.

It was a Sisig Festival yesterday, but my heart goes to the traditional sisig because it’s the kind of sisig I always eat during my youngling days.


Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Food, sweets, traditional dishes from Region 1, 2, 3 and Cordillera Administrative Region will be there at the Big Bite food fest.

Rain or shine…booths will be open for your tummy needs.

Foodies…prepare to munch!

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Here’s the map of the entire floor area of Big Bite

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

It was early in the morning and I super want to take a bite of some bibingka and puto bumbong

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

I visit the cooking area of Chef Jackie
Here I caught a glimpse of their dinakdakan sisig..

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

My closer look of the traditional sisig by chef Sau

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Colorful dancers and performers during the live airing of Umagang kay ganda live tv airing of Big Bite

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Fruits and other veggies that can be found here in northern Luzon

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

The camote reminds me of my wife.
she always eat camote at home
the sweet camote kind…

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

home made vinegar

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

local honey bees

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Colorful marching band and majorettes

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Ohhhh empanada!!

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Im kinda sad that I forgot to buy a set of their empanada…
sayang!

I always buy 5 pcs of empanada and I store it in our freezer. The empanada doesn’t get spoiled easily when inside the freezer.

I just reheat it in our oven if ever I want to bite this for my merienda or breakfast.

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Rattan fruit.
I tried eating one..omg…..super sour! hahahah
I heard that they use this Rattan fruit to power up the sour taste of a Sinigang soup

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Bagnet is like a super star here in Big Bite.
I saw three booths selling a bulk of bagnet.

hinay hinay lang!

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Garlic chili sauces and other condiments

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Ipasul blue flame cooking stove.
My wife was excited when she saw this Ipasul photo on my Facebook, she requested that I should buy for our home, I told her that the stove is made for “ipa” as fuel and not for coal and wood. And also power by a mini electric blower to speed up the flame.


Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Here’s a contact details if anyone of you wants an Ipasul stove

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Any one remembered La La ???

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Inside the Bit Bite tent

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Toasted mamon

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Different kinds of suman
oo bumili ako nung suman na malagkit.. I super miss the taste of it.

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Spotted: Tamales… teka pang South ito di ba?

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Hmmmm. calamay in a pack

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Crispy toasted sweet banana

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Bagnet pa more!!


Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Vigan longganisa

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Chichacorn…..


Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Guyabano juice

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Puto and kutsinta fest!

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

I bought this Masa Podrida balls
Its so yummy and good…crunchy and slightly sweet.
Its like hopia and puto seko.

The label says that it was prepared the same way as it was prepared during the year 1800.

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Pangasinan’s best… Calasiao puto

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Mixed nuts…

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

There’s a booth that also sells this delicious cheese cake.
I want to buy a pack but my problem is that its so hard to transport a cake from the north to southern Luzon ( I live at the southern side)

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

More putok batok… hahahaha

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Home made peanut butter is the best… I always dig the simple labeled ones

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Puto pa more!

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

I bought some of this Gaya Guyabano tea.
its good and I like the flavor as a hot tea.

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015
Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

At the opening scene of Big Bite

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Event emcee RJ Ledesma interviews Chef Danilo about the Bangus Sisig


Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

RJ interviews Chef Jackie about his Dinakdakan sisig

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

I spotted Chef Sau doing the finishing touches of his traditional sisig

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

It’s the best sisig ever!!!
grabe…. thanks Chef! I hope I can take home a bag of your sisig
sana meron ka booth to sell some for us

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

A closer look for the traditional sisig.

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

After the event, they gave away a small plate of sisig to all invited media and guest

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

For our breakfast, I tried and tasted this Adobo quail bird.
Its good…tasty and soft

the taste if much more superior than chicken or turkey.
I wish that this bird is big.

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Traditonal sisig

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Bangus sisig

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Turmeric powder

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Samalamig drinks

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Ready to grill food at the booth of Big Bite


Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

All kinds of crispy deep fried goodies

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Crispy talangka..

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Chicharon bulaklak for your healthy needs hahahaha

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Dynamite lumpia

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

the glorious isaw..

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

giant sausage….

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Here’s a one of a kind food..
Burger in different kind of psychedelic colors.

I like that black burger.

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Kalinga coffee
yes..they have it here in Big Bite.

Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival 2015

Say hello to this whole Pritchon
Its like our traditional Lechon, but they deep fried this boar into crispy juicy Pritchon
imagine…. its like a Crispy Pata.

The blogger

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.


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