#IFEXph 2015: The Pastry Maker’s Paradise


By Shekinah Sabrina Colcol, FoodFindsAsia |

Being Asia’s ethnic food and ingredients show, the International Food Exhibition Philippines 2015 provides the greatest platform for both local and global food trade as the 21 economies-strong Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation participated in this biennial event now on its 10th edition.

Featuring several partner cities this year including Pasig City, Taguig City, Quezon City and Dagupan City.
IFEX 2015 also featured delicacies from partner cities like Pasig, Taguig, Quezon City and Dagupan City.

Bigger and bolder as promised, the Philippines positions itself at a competitive level in business and gastronomy due to the ASEAN Integration launched at the start of this year. Pastry making drastically emerges to the food trend, and the #IFEXph 2015 presented the best of the best ingredients that would have satisfied every baker’s needs.

Bapamin Enterprises

BAPAMIN Enterprises, owned by the husband-wife team Tony and Doris Arcangel, offers Heartika Sweet Sorghum Flour which is gluten-free and rich in protein. Being the first commercial producer of the drought-resistant grain, Ilcoos Norte serves as its home from which it is directly sourced from 30 hectares of land. Sweet sorghum is known to reduce the risk of colon and skin cancer and promote cardiovascular health and lower cholesterol which makes it a better option for baking breads.

Choose from the wide array of YU AI's limitless colors and flavors.
Choose from YU AI Food Industries’ wide array of  limitless colors and flavors.

YU-AI Food Industries Sdn Bhd is the biggest food fillings and ingredients manufacturer in Malaysia. Soon to be brought to the Philippines by Grand Nourriture International, commercial bakeries and hobby shops alike would love to get a load of their no-cook moon cake dough.

We tasted a strawberry covered in it, and we could not help but ask for more! Indulge in more than 40 various pastes, fruit jam toppings, fillings and jam flavors including the best-selling kaya (mixture of coconut and egg) perfect for every pastry making venture.


Grand Nourriture International already caters to established commercial bakeshops with their wide array of high-quality products like premium margarine, non-dairy whipping cream, all-purpose shortening and chiffon oil among others. Harness inspiration from French cuisine as this nourriture (French for food) ingredients company takes pride in the 25 years of combined experiences and expertise of its incorporators from the fats-oils and food service industries.


Whatever the pastry maker needs, the #IFEXph 2015 provides. You should not have missed this opportunity to experience this abundance of baking ingredients, but there is no need to worry because the exhibitors were kind enough to provide their contact details below:

Engr. Antonio S. Arcangel, Sweet Sorghum Producer and Trader, 09164663071/09224250308

Gas C. Tabino, Sales Director of Grand Nourriture International, 09255160125