I attended one such event at the NBC Tent last August 7, 2010 -- Skycable and Asian Food Channel's Eats Asia 2. This time, I was invited by Skycable as a blogger. Eats Asia 2 featured live cooking demos, parlor games, and a whole lot of food for everyone to sample as displayed on individual booths all around the venue. We had this paper with the names of establishments to fill out and the first 100 people to finish having their papers signed would get loot bags courtesy of Skycable, AFC, and the event sponsors.
I had Jacob's Shawarma for the first time. I've been hearing a lot about it from friends. It was pretty good. :)
I had my first taste of Binalot there. No wonder they call it Binalot, your choice of rice and topping is wrapped in brown paper so you can eat it anywhere. I had Beef Tapa and I really liked how garlicky it was. :D
Red Kimono provided a spread of Japanese dishes ranging from appetizers like California Maki to viands like Tempura.
Bee Cheng Hiang had samples of their famous barbecued meats from Singapore for everyone to taste. I love these. I usually take home some for pasalubong when I'm in Singapore. They also gave away discount coupons you can use to buy products at the booth or in their Metro Manila outlets.
I had some lovely pastries and piping hot coffee at The Coffee Beanery booth. I totally loved their Cookies and Cream Polvoron, too bad I wasn't able to get a photo. Dalandan Cupcakes were what I snapped a pic of up there. It was okay, I found the icing too sweet.
I also got to sample various Asian dishes from different culinary schools. By the time I finished going around, I was so stuffed and couldn't avail of the buffet lunch from either Tamayo's or Juan Carlos anymore.
Thank you Skycable! I wasn't able to attend the first Eats Asia last year due to some prior commitments but I enjoyed myself immensely at Eats Asia 2. I hope there'll be an Eats Asia 3! :D