Some of Samar’s best-kept secret delicacies were in display during the recently-held International Food Exhibitions held at the World Trade Center. (Photo Courtesy)

CATBALOGAN CITY- The Samar Secret Kitchens joined the 13th edition of the International Food Exhibition (IFEX) at the World Trade Center in Metro Manila held on May 24-26, 2019.
Among the products featured in the event were keseo (native cheese), pop rice, adobong tahong, tahong crackers, native cookies, banana chips, karlang chips and ginger tea, among others.
The Samar Secret Kitchens is one of the projects of Governor Sharee Ann Tan under the Spark Samar campaign.
This ensures that Samar’s culinary heritage is passed on and recipes long kept and treasured by families will also be preserved.
This project honors not just the legacy of the food but also the family that has long protected its secret recipes.
Samar Secret Kitchens has not only been considered as a family’s pride but also as Samar’s heirloom.
The Samar Secret Kitchens came from the idea that these well-guarded culinary secrets have been kept for decades, if not centuries.
As such, the Spark Samar campaign believes that this treasure should be experienced by the new generation through the Samar Secret Kitchens project.
IFEX Philippines, on the other hand, is organized by the Center for International Trade Expositions and Mission (CITEM), the export promotion arm of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
The exhibition features the different foods in Asia and provides a business (B2B) platform where buyers can directly transact with the exhibitors. (NBQ/GMT/PIA-Samar)