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ICYMI: SM celebrated Indonesian cuisine, food, and fashion during trade expo

ICYMI: SM celebrated Indonesian cuisine, food, and fashion during trade expo

The Indonesia Trade Expo was held at SM Megamall 

The SM Group has been doing a great job championing multi-cultural awareness to its patrons and to the local community. Recently, SM hosted the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Food Festival that introduced diverse cuisine to Filipinos. SM once again raised awareness not only for international food but also world-class culture, food, and fashion of Indonesia during the recent Indonesia Trade Expo. 

From left: (L-R) Dr. Paskawani Magdalena Marpaung, MBA, wife of Indonesian Embassy
Trade Attaché Martin Pandapotan; Mrs. Yulaida Pradopo, wife of Minister Counsellor
Kusuma Pradopo; Mme. Ranny Agus Widjojo, wife of H.E. Indonesian Ambassador Agus
Widjojo; Tri Ameiriana, Bank Indonesia – Singapore Deputy Director; and Trade Attaché
Martin Pandapotan

H.E. Indonesian Ambassador Agus Widjojo led the opening ceremony with a welcome remark. With him were Indonesian Embassy Minister Counsellor Kusuma Pradopo, Charge d’affaires Widya Rahmanto, Trade Attache Martin Pandapotan, SM representatives, and diplomats from other embassies who also joined the celebration.

Throughout the three-day fair, nearly 20 Indonesian companies featured their products. Bakmi Nyonya, offered authentic Indonesian dishes such as nasi goreng and chicken satay; Admired Indonesian coffee brand Kopiko and cereal mix Energen from PT. Mayora were highlighted, as well as Thai milk tea and Thai milk coffee of Ichitan Indonesia.

Indonesian restaurant Bakmi Nyonya offers authentic Indonesian cuisine such as
Nasi Goreng and Chicken Satay

Expo shoppers also got the chance to try bawang goreng or crispy fried shallots, tempe (soybean) chips, and cassava chips from One Food under Bank Indonesia, as well as varieties of Sasa seasoned flour and Sasa coconut cream powder from Rodamas Inti Internasional.

Watches made from bamboo and woven straps from Kay Woodwork

The trade fair also introduced upcycled and sustainable accessories from Tanivest Group like necklaces made of tires, plus watches and home decors made from bamboo. 

For personal care products, the expo offered beauty products from Chrizlyn Joy Beauty & Wellness, herbal supplements from Glorius Dexa Medica PH, food supplements from Lola Remedios, and Ellips Cologne and Ellips Hair Vitamin from Kino Consumer. 

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Aside from the marketplace, the event also showcased shows like cooking demos by Rodamas Inti Internasional using their signature seasoning products and cultural dances led by the Indonesian Embassy staff. 

For future expos and trade fairs, follow SM on social media. 

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